2 The New RightAn alliance of conservative special interest groups concerned with cultural, social and moral issues.blocking the equal rights amendment, and abortion.affirmative action- required employers and educational institutions to give special consideration to woman, African American and other minority groups.Many thought of affirmative action as reverse discrimination, or favoring one group over another based on race or genderAn assault to traditional values.
3 Moral Majority Religious In the 1970s, each week millions of Americans watched on t.v. or listened on the radio to evangelist preachers.Jerry Farwell, a televangelist, formed moral majority. Which consisted of Christians who interpreted the bible literally and believed in absolute standards of right and wrong.The goal of the organization was to bring back what they saw as traditional family values
4 Ronald Reagan democrat - conservative republican. Actor Governor for California in 1966vand 1977Very relaxed, and charmingPopular with conservative voters
5 1980 Presidential Election Ronald Regan vs. Jimmy CarterRegan’s vice-president- George BushRegan won carried 44 state“Reaganomics” less gov’t, lower taxes, and traditional values.
6 StrategiesCuts in Gov’t spending on social programs. Did not benefit middle class but affected other groups such as food stamps, welfare benefits, job training ETCSupply-side economics- If people pay less taxes they will save more money. Banks could loan money to businesses, which then could improve productivity- Drive prices down
7 Strategic Defense Initiative Reagan asked scientist to develop a defense system that would keep American's safe from enemy missiles.b-1 bomberMX Missile(Peacekeeper)
8 Supreme CourtSandra Day O’Connor, Antonin scalia, and Anthony M. KennedyVery conservative
9 Cutting backAchieved his goal of reducing the size and power of federal gov’t.Deregulation- The cutting back of federal regulation of industry.Oil, federal health and safety inspections for nursing homes, airline industryEnvironmental Protections Agency (EPA)- who fought pollution and conserved natural resources.
10 Presidential Elections 1984Reagan and Bush won reelectionRan against Walter Mondale(Carter’s V-P) & Geraldine Ferraro (his running mate)1988Michael Dukakis vs. George BushBush had the same ideas as Reagan which was what the country was used toBush won
11 Diseases & Abortions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) *victims were either homosexual or drug users who shared same needlesRoe V. Wade & Webster v. Reproductive Health Care Services* The first trimester abortions were protected by a woman’s rights* No woman has the right to terminate a human life by her individual decision
12 Education in the 1980s A National at Risk * American students lagged behind students in most other industrialized nation’s“America 2000”* President Bush announced in 1991 in order to allow parents to sell public funds to send their children ( public, private, or religious)
13 Minority groupLatinos: 9% of the population and estimated that they would soon outnumber African AmericansAsian Americans: 3.2%Native Americans: earned money by campaigning for gambling casinos on their landPay Equity:Women and Men should get the same jobs depending on their education and physical strength
14 Leaders in RussiaGorbachev is the general secretary of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union.*He wanted to establish a democratic government in the Soviet Union; however, Russian reformers thought Gorbachev was working too slowly toward democracy*Gorbachev himself lost his powerBoris Yeltsin*President Bush and President Yeltsin issued a formal statement declaring an end to the Cold War in February 1992In Jan.1993, Yeltsin and Bush signed the START II pact
15 Central American and Caribbean Policy Sardinistas: The Rebels, who took their name from a rebel leader, fought in a civil war against Somoza (a dictator) in NicaraguaBecause Nicaragua was a Soviet Union outpost, Reagan cut all the aid to Sardinistas and threw his support to guerilla forces known as “Contras”
16 GERMANYOn October 3, 1990: The two German nations were united
17 The Persian Gulf WarOn August 2, 1990: Iraq claimed that oil-rich nation of Kuwait was part of Iraq. Then Iraq invaded Kuwait.On Jan. 16, 1991: The United States and and its allies staged a massive air assault against IraqOn October 28, 1991: Kuwait was liberated (Operation Desert Storm)
19 President H. W. BushBush was forced to raise despite his campaign pledge. His approval rating had dropped to 49% by 1992
20 The Persian Gulf WarOn August 2, 1990: Iraq claimed that oil-rich nation of Kuwait was part of Iraq. Then Iraq invaded Kuwait.On Jan. 16, 1991: The United States and and its allies staged a massive air assault against IraqOn October 28, 1991: Kuwait was liberated (Operation Desert Storm)
21 QUIZ Who formed Moral Majority? 2) Is Ronald Reagan a democrat or republican?3) Describe one of Reagan’s Strageties4) Define Pay Equity5) What did Gorbachev try to establish in Russia?6) What happened in Operation Desert Storm?