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Conservative
A person who believes government power, particularly in the economy, should be limited in order to maximize individual freedom.
Perestroika
A policy initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev that involved restructuring of the social and economic status quo in communist Russia towards a market based economy and society
Reunification
a bringing together again of things that have been separated, like the reuniting of East and West Germany
Liberal
A person whose views favor more govt involvemnt in business, social welfare, minority rights, &increased govt spending
Contra
Give an account of the differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout
Terrorism
Acts of violence designed to promote a specific ideology or agenda by creating panic among an enemy population
Moral Majority
political organization of the United States which had an agenda of evangelical Christian-oriented political lobbying. Formed by Jerry Falwell. Organization made up of conservative Christian political action committees which campaigned on issues its personnel believed were important to maintaining its Christian conception of moral law. This group pressured for legislation that would ban abortion and ban the states' acceptance of homosexuality.
STAR WARS
A program to protect the United States against attack by enemy missiles, proposed in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, but never implemented- formally known as the Strategic Defense Initiative.
Bio-terrorism
development and use of bio weapons for the purpose of terrorist activities
Freedom Fighter
a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
MAD
"Father of the Constitution" and fourth president of the U.S.
MTV
Music Television Station that became a cultural happening in the 1980s, which has since been utilized by political groups to reach the youth vote.
Glasnost
"Openness; called for increased transparency in government institutions and activities within the USSR; Mikhail Gorbachev. Usually paired with "Perestroika"
AIDS
A serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles.
ESPN
Maintain the economy, maintain social order, providing public services, national security
Globalization
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
Evil Empire
Ronald Reagan's description of Soviet Union because of his fierce anti-communist views and the USSR's history of violation of human rights and aggression.
Inflation
A general and progressive increase in prices
A continuous rise in the price of goods and services
Solidarity
Polish trade union created in 1980 to protest working conditions and political repression. It began the nationalist opposition to communist rule that led in 1989 to the fall of communism in eastern Europe.
Apartheid
A system of legal racial segregation enforced by the National Party government in South Africa between 1948 and 1994, under which the rights of the majority black inhabitants of South Africa were curtailed and minority rule by whites was maintained.
Genocide
Deliberate extermination of a racial or cultural group
New Right
Conservative political movements in industrialized democracies that have arisen since the 1960's and stress "traditional values," often with a racist undertone.
Sunbelt
A region of the United States generally considered to stretch across the South and Southwest that has seen substantial population growth in recent decades, partly fueled by a surge in retiring baby boomers who migrate domestically, as well as the influx of immigrants, both legal and illegal.
Iran-Contra
(RR) Americans kidnapped in Beirut by Iranian govt, so deal, scandal including arms sales to the Middle East in order to send money to help the Contras in Nicaragua even though Congress had objected, Poindexter and North involved
Nuclear Freeze rally
Took place in Central Park, NY. Demanded removal of a bunch of nuclear weapons to make sure that they couldn't hold them over their heads any more.
Reaganomics
(RR) The federal economic polices of the Reagan administration, elected in 1981. These policies combined a monetarist fiscal policy, supply-side(cut income taxes), and domestic budget cutting. Their goal was to reduce the size of the federal government and stimulate economic growth, umemployed started going back to work
Supply side economics
An economic philosophy that holds the sharply cutting taxes will increase the incentive people have to work, save, and invest. Greater investments will lead to more jobs, a more productive economy, and more tax revenues for the government.
"The Gipper"
Ronald Reagan
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