Presentation on theme: "Conservative v Liberal What is the difference?. Conservatives Are more likely to be Republican Tend to favor traditional social values What are some."— Presentation transcript:
President Reagan proposed the creation of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Create a space-based anti-missile system. This program was immediately dubbed "Star Wars.“ Intercept attacks by the Soviets Technology was too complex; program was cancelled
Glasnost and Perestroika Gorbachev Glasnost – more openness; less censorship and more freedom of speech Perestroika – restructuring the Soviet economic and political system Led to the fall of communism
Fall of the Berlin Wall YouTube - Reagan - Tear Down This Wall YouTube - Nov. 9, 1989: The Berlin Wall Falls YouTube - The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
Space Shuttle Challenger YouTube - Challenger Space Shuttle Crash
Iran Contra Scandal Review -- Why did some Iranians hold American students as hostage?
Hostages were being held in Lebanon by terrorist groups. We sold weapons to Iran so Iran would pressure Lebanon to release the hostages. We used the money to fund a group of anti- communists in Nicaragua.
What is the problem? US had a policy refusing to negotiate w/ terrorists. Congress had passed a law saying no money would go to the Contras (the group in Nicaragua).