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    25 The Reagan And Bush Years 25 The Reagan And Bush Years Presentation Transcript

    • The Reagan and Bush Years Objective: Analyze the presidency and domestic policies of Reagan and Bush
    • President Ronald Reagan
      • President 1980-1988
      • His major goal was to reduce the size of the Federal government by cutting programs
      • Won the support of the “Silent Majority” of conservative Americans
      • Was known as the “Great Communicator”
      • Vowed to never negotiate with terrorist
      • Credited with restoring pride in America
    • End of the Cold WAR
      • Reagan spent billions on Defense to bring the Soviets to the negotiation table
      • Gorbachev comes to power
      • Reagan uses SDI ( Strategic Defense Initiative) to break the back of the Soviet Union
      • Gorbachev begins to make reforms in the Soviet Union (USSR) called Glasnost (openness) and Perestroika (ownership of private business)
      • Within a few years the Soviet Union (USSR)would collapse and cease to exist
    • Civil Wars in Central America
      • US moves to stop communism in Latin America
      • Invades Grenada to crush a communist uprising
      • Gives aid to El Salvador and Nicaraguan freedom fighters (Contras) to fight against communism
    • Iran-Contra Scandal
      • A Congressional investigation into unlawful conduct by the Office of the President
      • 7 American hostages were being held in Lebanon
      • CIA secretly sells weapons to Iran to release the hostages and uses profits to support Contras in their fight against communism in Central America
    • The Bush Presidency
      • President 1989-1993
      • Liberated Kuwait
      • Saw the Berlin Wall collapse and freedom spread across Eastern Europe
      • After the Cold War ended money was slashed from the military and shifted towards domestic programs
    • Persian Gulf War
      • August of 1990 Saddam invades Kuwait
      • 28 nation coalition opposes Saddam led by GHW Bush
      • Ground War lasted 4 days
      • 85,000 Iraqis KIA
      • 147 US KIA
      • 235 Killed in accidents
      • US total 382
    • Review
      • This country ended communism for democracy…
      • Ans. USSR (Soviet Union)
      • Glasnost was a program used in what country?
      • Ans. USSR (Soviet Union)
      • Who said “We will never negotiate with Terrorist”
      • Ans. Reagan
    • Review
      • Who was known as the “great communicator”?
      • Ans. Reagan
      • Who was President when the Berlin Wall fell?
      • Ans. GHW Bush
      • Who won the support of the “Silent Majority”?
      • Ans. Reagan
    • Review
      • Nixon was forced to resign because of …..
      • Ans. Watergate Scandal
      • Nixon was pardon by whom?
      • Ans. President Ford
      • Nixon’s idea to help local governments was called?
      • Ans. Revenue sharing
      • What did John Dean tell Nixon to do?
      • Ans. Stop hush money payments to the burglars