The Carter And Reagan Years

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The Carter And Reagan Years

  1. 1. The United States since 1974 The Ford, Carter, and Reagan Years
  2. 2. Gerald Ford (1974-1977) <ul><li>Pardoned Nixon </li></ul><ul><li>Vaccillated on many policies </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jimmy Carter <ul><li>1976 </li></ul><ul><li>Victory over Ford, Nixon, & Watergate. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I won’t lie to you” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Carter’s Foreign Affairs <ul><li>1978- Camp David Accords </li></ul><ul><li>Panama Canal </li></ul>
  5. 5. Foreign Affairs (con’t) <ul><li>Iranian Revolution (1979) </li></ul><ul><li>- Shah overthrown </li></ul><ul><li>Hostage Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan (1979) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Carter’s Domestic Affairs <ul><li>Inflation- 13% </li></ul><ul><li>Oil Prices  Trade Deficit </li></ul><ul><li>Stagflation- inflation and a stagnant economy </li></ul><ul><li>Deregulation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Enter Ronald Reagan <ul><li>Election of 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s morning in America.” </li></ul><ul><li>A nybody B ut C arter </li></ul><ul><li>Iranian Hostages were released upon Reagan’s inauguration </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Reagan Image
  9. 9. Reaganomics <ul><li>“ Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” </li></ul><ul><li>Supply Side Economics  Cut all taxes. “Trickle Down.” </li></ul><ul><li>Cut Taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Cut Inflation </li></ul><ul><li>Continued Deregulation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Social Conservatism <ul><li>The Moral Majority </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-abortion </li></ul><ul><li>Defender of School prayer. </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by “Televangelists”. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Foreign Policy <ul><li>Renew the Cold War </li></ul><ul><li>-outspend the USSR </li></ul><ul><li>-force the USSR to redistribute money to its crippled economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Invasion of Grenada </li></ul><ul><li>Iran-Contra Scandal </li></ul><ul><li>SDI- Star Wars </li></ul>Reagan and Gorbachev
  12. 12. <ul><li>Glasnost </li></ul><ul><li>Perestroika </li></ul>
  13. 13. Legacy <ul><li>Large Deficit </li></ul><ul><li>Defeated Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>Resurgence of Conservatism  rejection of ’60s radicalism </li></ul><ul><li>Reagan’s legacy is/will be highly contested. </li></ul>

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