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How did his pardon of Richard Nixon affect Gerald Ford's political standing?
How did President Ford attempt to get the nation's economy back in shape? What was the
purpose of the W.I.N. buttons?
How did the energy crisis complicate Ford's problems?
What factors played a significant role in Jimmy Carter's narrow victory in the 1976
presidential election?
How did the approach that Jimmy Carter used to win the presidency hamper him AS
president?
How did Carter manage to help bring about a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel?
What problems did critics have with President Carter's foreign policy philosophy?
How was President Carter's treatment of the Shah of Iran inconsistent with his foreign
policy philosophy?
What led to the Iranian hostage crisis? What political affects did it have on the Carter
administration?
Why did detente collapse with the Soviet Union during the Carter administration?
Why did President Carter's popularity drop so dramatically by 1980?
Describe the basis of Christian evangelicalism. How could it lead to both social liberalism,
as in Jimmy Carter, and, more typically, cultural conservatism, as in Jerry Falwell?
List some of the issues stressed by the "Christian right."
How did activists build the "New Right?" What was Ronald Reagan's role in the emergence
of the movement?
To what extent was the tax revolt of the 1970s and 1980s as much an attack on government
programs in principle as it was a frustration with high taxes?
Why did Ronald Reagan win such a decisive victory in 1980? What happened in the
congressional races?
What were the key elements of the Reagan Coalition? How did it differ from the
traditional Republican constituency?
Explain the assumptions of supply-side economics or "Reaganomics." How did the Reagan
administration implement it?
What steps were taken in the area of deregulation in the Reagan administration?
What lifted the economy out of the 1982-1983 recession? What contribution did Reagan's
economic policy make to the recovery?
What long-term developments and short-term actions of the Reagan years led to the record
federal budget deficits?
What stance toward the Soviets and communism in general constituted the so-called Reagan
Doctrine?
How was the Reagan Doctrine applied in Latin America and the Caribbean?
How did the rise in terrorism as a political tactic shape American foreign policy in North
Africa and the Middle East?
What did the election of 1984 reveal about the changing nature of American politics?
Describe the process by which the Soviet Union and its Eastern European bloc ceased to
exist. What emerged in its place?
How did Ronald Reagan react to Mikhail Gorbachev? What concrete agreement resulted?
What was the nature of the Iran-Contra scandal? What other scandals plagued the Reagan
administration?
29. What main campaign strategy did George Bush use to come from behind and defeat Michael
Dukakis in 1988? What happened in the Congressional elections?
30. Even though President Bush lacked a clear domestic agenda, what significant measures did
pass during his term of office?
31. What was the most serious domestic challenge that faced President Bush?
32. How did the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court create a firestorm,
particularly among feminists in the country?
33. What were the issues addressed by the Senate Judiciary Committee in its confirmation
hearings?
34. What precipitated the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf crisis and war? What role did the United
Nations play?
35. What broad issues was the key to Bill Clinton's success in 1992?
36. What role did Ross Perot play in the 1992 election?
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Helsinki Accords (1975)
Mayaguez Incident
WIN button
Ford to NYC--DROP DEAD!
Nelson Rockefeller
Sun Belt
Jimmy Who?
Sen. Walter Mondale (D-MN)
National Energy Act (1978)
SALT II
Camp David Accords (1978)
Panama Canal Treaties (1978)
"Malaise" speech (1979)
"crisis of confidence"
Three Mile Island, PA (1979)
Love Canal, NY
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
"Nightline"--America Held Hostage!
444 Days
Sagebrush Rebellion
"Moral Majority"
Rev. Jerry Falwell
Rev. Pat Robertson
Christian Coalition
Proposition 13 (CA)
Reagan Coalition
Neo-Cons
conservatism
Phyllis Schlafly
"The Great Communicator"
"The Teflon President"
John W. Hinckley, Jr.
Reaganomics
Supply-Side Economics
PATCO Strike (1981)
deregulation
AARP
"Grey Power"
Grenada Invasion
Reagan Doctrine
Contras
Sandinistas
Bolland Amendment
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Strategic Defense Initiative [SDI or
"Star Wars']
Sandra Day O'Connor
William Rehnquist
Robert Bork
Morning in America
Congr. Geraldine Ferraro (D-NY)
Walter Mondale
Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act (1985)
Mikhail S. Gorbachev
perestroika
glasnost
S & L Scandal
Iran-Contra Scandal
Col. Oliver North
Sen. J. Danforth ["Dan"] Quayle (RIN)
Gov. Michael J. Dukakis (D-MA)
Willie Horton ad
Read my lips--No New Taxes!
Clarence Thomas
Anita Hill
Americans With Disabilities Act
(1990)
Tiananmen Square Massacre
Persian Gulf War (1991)
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf
Operation Desert Storm
Ross Perot
Reform Party
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