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Reagan First Term <ul><li>Iran-Hostage Crisis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>52 hostages released after 444 days </li></ul></ul><ul...
Reaganomics <ul><li>Cut Federal Income Tax by 25% in 3 Years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How does it help the economy? </li></ul...
Military Buildup <ul><li>Largest Peacetime Buildup in History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1980- 147.2 million </li></ul></ul><ul...
New Weapons <ul><li>Strategic Defense Initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Code named “Star Wars” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A...
Terrorism <ul><li>April 1983-Bomb in Beirut kills 46, including 16 Americans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reagan sends in Marines...
Terrorism cont <ul><li>June 1985-TWA flight 847 from Athens to Rome hijacked </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 US Navy Diver Killed ...
Terrorism <ul><li>April 1986-Libya linked to W. Berlin nightclub bombing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Col. Muhammar Quahhafi </li...
Reagan-The Anti-Communist <ul><li>Referred to USSR as “the evil empire” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They will do anything to mak...
Reagan Doctrine <ul><li>The US pledged to support anti-communist freedom fighters who battled the USSR </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Korean Airlines 007 <ul><li>Anchorage, AK to Seoul, SK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strayed off course 300 miles into Soviet airs...
Grenada <ul><li>1 st  use of Reagan Doctrine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6000 US soldiers invaded in order to kick out 700 Cuban...
Other Actions <ul><li>USSR boycotts 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Air Traffic Controllers Strike </li...
Election of 1984 <ul><li>Ronald Reagan  (R, CA)- Won 59% of the vote, 525 Electoral Votes </li></ul><ul><li>Walter Mondale...
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The1980s Reagan First Term

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The1980s Reagan First Term

  1. 1. Reagan First Term <ul><li>Iran-Hostage Crisis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>52 hostages released after 444 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reagan Popularity rises to over 64% </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Reaganomics <ul><li>Cut Federal Income Tax by 25% in 3 Years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How does it help the economy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicknamed “voo-doo” economics, or trickle-down economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inflation rate-13% when he took office, settled at 4% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unemployment- 7.5% when he took office, settled at 5% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 million jobs created </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Military Buildup <ul><li>Largest Peacetime Buildup in History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1980- 147.2 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1989- 290.2 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded Navy by 600 ships w/ 15 aircraft carriers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased nuclear arsenal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beefed up Special Forces (Green Berets, Delta Force) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. New Weapons <ul><li>Strategic Defense Initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Code named “Star Wars” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-ballistic missile system based on satellites that use lasers to shoot down the missiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientists faked tests to keep the project going </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs between $40 & $50 Billions of dollars </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Terrorism <ul><li>April 1983-Bomb in Beirut kills 46, including 16 Americans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reagan sends in Marines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>October 1983-Terrorist drives truck full of explosive into Marine barracks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kills 241 Marines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reagan pulls the troops out in 1984, bankrupt and election upcoming </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Terrorism cont <ul><li>June 1985-TWA flight 847 from Athens to Rome hijacked </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 US Navy Diver Killed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>October 1985-Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacked </li></ul><ul><ul><li>69 year old Leon Klinghoffer killed by the PLO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reagan ordered F-14’s to intercept the terrorists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Terrorists are everywhere. You can run but you can’t hide.” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Terrorism <ul><li>April 1986-Libya linked to W. Berlin nightclub bombing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Col. Muhammar Quahhafi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 killed, 60 wounded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reagan sent in 55 planes to bomb Libya </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Op. El Dorado Canyon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Later found out it was Syria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>December 1988-Bombing of Pan Am 103 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over Lockerbie, Scotland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>259 killed on board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libya was behind it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reagan strengthens security at US airports! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Reagan-The Anti-Communist <ul><li>Referred to USSR as “the evil empire” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They will do anything to make the world communist! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Movies-Anti-Communist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rambo II & III-Vietnam & Afghanistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wargames (1983) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Day After (1983) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Dawn (1984) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Reagan Doctrine <ul><li>The US pledged to support anti-communist freedom fighters who battled the USSR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nations should embrace capitalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CIA would fund target areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Afghanistan, Angola, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Ethiopia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal: Free the world from communism (Play to win, not lose)-negotiate from strength </li></ul>
  10. 10. Korean Airlines 007 <ul><li>Anchorage, AK to Seoul, SK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strayed off course 300 miles into Soviet airspace, near a nuclear base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USSR pilot fired and killed all 269 on board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reagan- “An act of barbarism” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK thought that it was WWIII </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Grenada <ul><li>1 st use of Reagan Doctrine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6000 US soldiers invaded in order to kick out 700 Cubans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justified-To rescue 1000 med students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operation Urgent Fury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Had some difficulty in taking out Cubans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Casualties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US 19 dead, 116 wounded </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cubans 24 dead </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UN deplored the mission, Good Neighbor Policy of FDR is dead </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Other Actions <ul><li>USSR boycotts 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Air Traffic Controllers Strike </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 3, 1981 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>11,345 controllers strike looking for better pay & 32 hour work week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reagan ordered them back to work under the Taft-Hartley Act (1947) within 48 hours or else </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 5, 1981 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reagan fires all air-traffic controllers who did not return </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Election of 1984 <ul><li>Ronald Reagan (R, CA)- Won 59% of the vote, 525 Electoral Votes </li></ul><ul><li>Walter Mondale (D, MN)- Won 41% of the vote, 13 Electoral Votes </li></ul><ul><li>He only won Minnesota & the District of Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Geraldine Ferraro (D, NY)- First woman to run for Vice-President </li></ul>

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