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1 Alan Brinkley, AMERICAN HISTORY 13/e From The Age of Limits to the Age of Reagan

2 Politics and Diplomacy After Watergate The Ford Custodianship Nixon Pardoned Oil Prices Spike Ford s Diplomatic Successes Gerald Ford (Library of Congress) 2

3 3 The Election of 1976

4 Politics and Diplomacy After Watergate The Trials of Jimmy Carter Carter s Lack of Direction Lack of Exp. in Fed. Govt. Religious Piety and Honesty High Interest Rates Jimmy Carter (Library of Congress) 4

5 Politics and Diplomacy After Watergate Human Rights and National Interests Camp David Accords-1979 Panama Canal Treaty-1977 Communist China Formally Recognized-1978 Carter Questioned Backing Authoritarian Regimes USSR Invades Afghanistan-1979 U.S. Imposes Economic Sanctions on Soviets The Year of the Hostages Iranian Revolution-1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Iranians Demand the Return of the Shah Carter s Falling Popularity 5

6 Ayatollah Khomeini (top) supported the taking of U.S. hostages in Tehran in During their 14-month captivity, the hostages were blindfolded and paraded through the city streets

7 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan-1979 Economic sanctions 1980 Olympics U.S. Boycotts SALT II Suspended

8 The Rise of the New American Right The Sunbelt and Its Politics Rise of the Sunbelt Sagebrush Rebellion Conservative Opposition to Environmental Laws Suburban Conservatism Orange County, California 8

9 9 Growth of the Sunbelt,

10 The Rise of the New American Right Religious Politics Evangelical Christianity- Christian Right Opposed Supreme Court Rulings from Warren and Burger Courts The Moral Majority and the Christian Coalition Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson Secular Humanism The New Right Ronald Reagan Two Term Governor of Ca. Heir to Barry Goldwater Ronald Reagan 10 (Library of Congress)

11 The Rise of the New American Right The Tax Revolt Proposition 13 Howard Jarvis Attacking Taxes The Campaign of Election Reagan v. Carter The Election of

12 The Reagan Revolution The Reagan Coalition Corporate Elites Neo-Conservatives Battled the Left to Influence Culture Populist Conservatives Reagan in the White House Reagan gives a televised address from the Oval Office, Office, 12 outlining his plan for tax reductions in July 1981

13 The Reagan Revolution Supply-Side Economics Reaganomics or Trickle Down Economics Supply-side Economics Reduction of Personal and Corporate Taxes Deregulation Secretary of the Interior James Watt Sources of the Recovery 13

14 14 Federal Budget Surplus/Deficit, 1940 to 2004

15 The Reagan Revolution The Fiscal Crisis Soaring National Debt-1980s Increased Military Spending, Entitlements and Health Care Costs Large Tax Cuts Welfare Benefits Cut 15

16 The Reagan Revolution Reagan and the World SDI-Making Nuclear War Obsolete Evil Empire Reagan Doctrine Intervention in Latin America Nicaragua and Grenada Bombing of U.S. Barracks in Lebanon-1983 U.S. Withdraws from Beirut Terrorism-1980s 16

17 The Election of 1984 Walter Mondale Jesse Jackson runs for Dem. Nomination Mondale v. Reagan Geraldine Ferraro Chosen as Dem. V.P. Candidate The Election of 1984

18 America and the Waning of the Cold War The Fall of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev Glasnost and Perestroika-1980s Tiananmen Square-1989 China Brutally Puts Down Protest Dissolution of the USSR-1991 Reagan and Gorbachev 18

19 America and the Waning of the Cold War The Fading of the Reagan Revolution Savings and Loan Crisis Iran-Contra Scandal Reagan Admin. Sold Weapons to Iran U.S. Supported Contra Rebels in Nicaragua with Illegal Arms Sales 19 Oliver North

20 The Election of 1988 Bush s Negative Campaign Attack Ads Against Michael Dukakis The Election of 1988

21 America and the Waning of the Cold War The Bush Presidency Political Gridlock 1990 Recession The First Gulf War-1991 Invasion of Kuwait-1990 Iraq Defeated 21 George Bush

22 America and the Waning of the Cold War The Election of 1992 Gov. Bill Clinton Worsening Recession-1991 Ross Perot-Texas Billionaire The Best Third Party Showing Since Bill Clinton with Ross Perot, Independent, and President George H. W. Bush, Republican, in a national debate The Election of 1992

23 Patterns of Popular Culture: The Mall , The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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