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The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
The Carter And Reagan Years
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The Carter And Reagan Years

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  • 1. The United States since 1974 The Ford, Carter, and Reagan Years
  • 2. Gerald Ford (1974-1977) <ul><li>Pardoned Nixon </li></ul><ul><li>Vaccillated on many policies </li></ul>
  • 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. Carter’s Foreign Affairs <ul><li>1978- Camp David Accords </li></ul><ul><li>Panama Canal </li></ul>
  • 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. 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. 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. The Reagan Image
  • 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. 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. 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. <ul><li>Glasnost </li></ul><ul><li>Perestroika </li></ul>
  • 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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