Mr. Pettit Modern America RONALD REAGAN AND THE RISE OF CONTEMPORARY REPUBLICANS The following items are answers to their corresponding questions. Fill in the blank with the correct word choice from the word bank. Religious fundamentalism Equal Rights Amendment Anti-abortion poverty Trickle-down A.) “Just say No” campaign Savings and Loan Tax Reform Act Sagebrush Rebellion Reaganomics Republican What events and developments promoted conservative ideas? 1. The rise of ___________________________________________. This was sparked by banning prayer in public schools and protecting pornography as free speech. 2. The_____________________________________________caused unrest and disagreement, leading to people moving away from liberal support. 3. _______________________________________was a conservative idea, and people were murdering doctors to promote life! 4. Anti-government sentiment was expressed in the_______________________________, Which was based around promoting states rights instead of the Federal Government. 5. Reagan ran on the fact that he was a conservative________________________who opposed welfare, high taxes, and affirmative action. TURN OVER FOR QUESTION B… B.) How did Ronald Reagan implement conservative ideas? 6. Reagan implemented conservative ideas by cutting taxes of the rich by 28% through the______________________________________________. 7. Reagan was staunchly anti-union, and companies began hiring less workers and many jobs were shipped overseas under_____________________________________. 8. Reagan’s ideas on government and taxes were the________________________effect. 9. During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, the rich got richer and____________________ Increased, especially among minorities. 10. ____________________________institutions had freedom to make their own choices as a business, which is a good example of deregulation. 11. Reagan reduced funding of Great Society programs, restored prayer in public schools, started a _______________________________________________________against illegal drug use, and cut back on civil rights enforcement.