Bush’s promises & dilemma “I want a kinder, gentler nation” “Read my lips, no new taxes.” Bush had to push through a tax increase in 1990, something for which he blamed Democrats This would come back to haunt him in 1992 This would come back to haunt him in 1992 Voter turnout declined even more 50% of registered voters cast ballots 50% of registered voters cast ballots
War on illegal drugs Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign expanded into a new executive office of a Drug Czar Worked to create programs to rid the nation of the nation’s illegal drug problem Worked to create programs to rid the nation of the nation’s illegal drug problem
Predicted since 1940s Eastern and western Germany were united after the collapse of the Berlin Wall Several eastern European nations gained their freedom The USSR split into Russia and other free nations
Thomas nomination and hearing galvanized women More women ran for state and national office as a result of the Thomas hearings Women were offended at the harsh treatment of women by the men on the Senate confirmation panel
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