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  • Welcome to the Week 14 Blog for History 1302.  I'm Professor Michael Dobe, your instructor for this course.   This week's History Blog is on the topic of  "The Rise of Conservatism in America, Clean Sweep, 1980-2000"  This week you will read a selection from the second part of the primary document collection entitled The Rise of Conservatism in America.  Depending on the selection you chose, you will be commenting on the significance of one of the following to defining the issues and ideals of the rising conservative movement.  Possible selections include:   George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty (1981) Ronald Reagan, National Association of Evangelicals (Mar. 1983) J. A. Dorn, Social Security: Continuing Crisis or Real Reform? 1983. Southern Baptist Convention, Resolution on Abortion, June 1984. The President's Commission on Privatization, March 18, 1988. Antonin Scalia, Opinion on the Juvenile Death Penalty, 1988. Jenny Westberg, Abortion Drawings, 1993. David Frum, Dead Right (1994) Southern Baptist Convention, Resolution on Homosexual Marriage, June 1996. Randy Tate, Middle Class Families Need a Flat Tax, 1999. Tim LaHaye, Anti-Christ Philosophy Already Controls America and Europe, 1999. George W. Bush's Nomination Acceptance Speech, 2000 After you have done the reading of your chosen primary source document, and reviewed the notes, web links  and multimedia resources in the following slides, please explain how this document speaks to one of the following concerns (note: you will need to include the name of the author, title of the document and date of the document in the title of your posting):      * Role of the Central Government      * Religion and Conservatism      * Pro-Life and Anti-Tax      * Role of the South       * Women, Minorities, and Conservatism       * Race in the Conservative Movement       * The Obstacles to Conservatism      * Something Wrong With the System?      * Gender and Conservatism      * Making the Rich Richer? Once you have made your posting, please respond to at least one other posting made by one of your classmates on another document.  Do you agree with them about the significance they have assigned to the source document they posted on?  Why or why not?

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  • Clean Sweep, 1980-2000 Rise of Conservatism in America, 122-165  HIST 1302: US History Survey, 1877-The Present Week 14
  • Prof. Dobe's Introduction
  • George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty (1981) •Free Markets and Anti-Feminism •"Work, Marry, Have Faith" •Praise of Wealth •Welfare Saps Initiative •Role of the Male Head of Household •Feminism is Bad for Men and Families •"Essentialism"  •Free Markets Also Used to Justify Greed: Milton Friedman on the Phil Donahue Show George Gilder
  • Ronald Reagan, National Association of Evangelicals (Mar. 1983) •"Evil Empire" Speech •Attack on "Secularism" •Starts With "Abortion on Demand" (See Also the Southern Baptist Convention's Abortion Resolution, 1984) •Religious Beliefs Form a Bridge to Anti-Communism •Soviet Union is the "Focus of Evil in the Modern World" •Beyond the Evil Empire Speech: In This Environment, Hollywood Plays to Americans' Invasion Fantasies -- Red Dawn Trailer National Association of Evangelicals   Red Dawn Movie
  • Ronald Reagan's Evil Empire Speech
  • Red Dawn Movie (Trailer)
  • J. A. Dorn, Social Security: Continuing Crisis or Real Reform? 1983. Social Security Debate •Read and analyze the text. 
  • Southern Baptist Convention, Resolution on Abortion, June 1984. Southern Baptist Convention •Read and analyze the text. 
  • The President's Commission on Privatization, March 18, 1988. George Gilder •Read and analyze the text. 
  • Antonin Scalia, Opinion on the Juvenile Death Penalty, 1988. Antonin Scalia •Read and analyze the text. 
  • William G. Laffer III, George Bush's Hidden Tax: The Explosion of Regulation, 1992. Read my lips: no new taxes •Read and analyze the text. 
  • Jenny Westberg, Abortion Drawings, 1993. •Read and analyze the illustrated tract.  Roe v. Wade
  • David Frum, Dead Right (1994) •Read and analyze the text.  David Frum
  • On Booknotes,"Mr. Frum talked about his recently published book, Dead Right, which deals with the problems of the Republican conservatism stemming from the intellectual and political malaise of the late 1980s and its chances for revival against the current power of the Democratic party."
  • Conversations with History: David Frum
  • Southern Baptist Convention, Resolution on Homosexual Marriage, June 1996. •Read and analyze the text.  Southern Baptist Convention
  • Randy Tate, Middle Class Families Need a Flat Tax, 1999. •Read and analyze the text.  Randy Tate
  • Tim LaHaye, Anti-Christ Philosophy Already Controls America and Europe, 1999. •Read the article •Check out the next three slides for  oMovie Trailer from the Left Behind Movies  oChristian Coalition Recruiting Video o700 Club Video on Anti-Gay Vigil Tim LaHaye
  • George W. Bush's Nomination Acceptance Speech, 2000 •Read and analyze the text.  George W. Bush