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Lesson 2 - Ronald Reagan (97.7%)
Terms in this set (24)
a Russian word meaning "openness," referring to Soviet policy in discussing political issue
as applied to law, it means belief in a strict interpretation of the Constitution
as applied to law, it means a loose interpretation of the Constitution
a political group of conservatives, especially evangelical Christians
the economic program that included supply-side economics
a Russian word meaning "restructuring," used by Mikhail Gorbachev to promise attempts at political reform
liberal view on tax rates
Taxes should be high to benefit the less fortunate.
liberal view on root of social problems
liberal view on regulation of business (one of these three are wrong)
keeps business from creating wealth for a small number of individuals
conservative view on tax rates
taxes should be low to benefit earners
conservative view on root of social problems
conservative view on regulation of business
leads to less wealth in the nation
The ______ consists of industrial states in the Northeast.
What is the NRA?
National Rifle Association
Who helped to shape conservative thinking among many Americans through his magazine and his television and radio appearances?
William F. Buckley, Jr.
What were the four major elements of President Reagan's economic plan?
-Reduce taxes so that consumers would have more money to spend.
-Balance the budget.
-Reduce government spending to lower the amount of tax money needed.
-Keep interest rates high to discourage domestic borrowing and to reduce the amount of money in circulation in the economy.
Who was the first woman nominated and confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court?
Sandra Day O'Connor
What happened on Black Monday?
The stock market had a loss of more than $500 billion in one day.
What was the name of the program in which President Reagan tried to return some authority to the states?
What was the Reagan Doctrine?
The Reagan Doctrine consisted of efforts to support resistance groups against communist pro-Soviet governments.
Who were the contras?
The contras were freedom fighters in Nicaragua.
Who was the Libyan dictator responsible for sheltering Muslim terrorists and for a nightclub bombing in West Berlin?
What program had the nickname "Star Wars," and what was its purpose?
"Star Wars" was the nickname given to the Strategic Defense Initiative, which was a high-tech missile defense system.
What did President Reagan challenge Premier Gorbachev to do?
Tear down the Berlin Wall.
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