2008vus15d reaganrevolution

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2008vus15d reaganrevolution

  1. 1. The “ReaganRevolution” andthe Role of theGovernmentVUS.15d
  2. 2. Federalism: a system where power isshared between the states and thenational government• Ronald Reagan’s policies had animpact on the relationship betweenthe federal and state governments.• The conservative political philosophyof President Reagan prompted a re-evaluation of the size and role ofgovernment in the economy andsociety of contemporary America.
  3. 3. President Reagan andconservativeRepublicans advocated• tax cuts• transfer of responsibilitiesto state governments• appointment ofjudges/justices whoexercised “judicial restraint”• reduction in the number andscope of governmentprograms and regulations• strengthened Americanmilitary
  4. 4. • the election of his vicepresident, George H. W. Bush• the election of a centristDemocrat, William Clinton• the Republican sweep ofcongressional elections andstatehouses in the 1990s• the election of George W.BushThe “Reagan Revolution”extended beyond his tenure inoffice with
  5. 5. “trickle-down economics” did havecritics…

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