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Today… • Nixon, Ford, Carter Quiz • Pick up Reagan reading and respond to the questions throughout the reading
Reagan Posters • With partner, cut out each of Reagan’s faces • Create one COMMEMORATIVE poster and one WANTED poster • Draw 3 things Reagan is praised for and 3 things he is condemned for on each (must have color)
Prompt #4 • Look at the posters commemorating and condemning Reagan’s presidency… • After hearing both good and bad, which side do you agree with most and why? 3 -4 sentences and be specific!
Election of 1980 • Public was becoming more conservative toward domestic and foreign policies • Many surprised but it was landslide victory
Economy • Reagan’s first priority — “Reaganomics” (tax cuts) –Top wealthiest benefitted the most –Trickle down theory
Cut Government Spending • Welfare, Medicare, lunch programs, etc. all cut • Economy does improve
Military Build Up • $1. 1 trillion on defense – USSR is the “evil empire” Star Wars (protect from nuclear attack) • Debt increases
2 nd term
Fight for Gay Rights • 1960 s and 70 s - gay rights activism • AIDS virus concern • Many AIDS patients were either gay or drug users campaign faced a lot of resistance – Similar struggle for other activism too
Iran Contra Affair (1979 -1986) • Afraid of communism spreading armed and trained the Contras – Congress found out and cut off aid – Arms sale $ to Iran was SECRETLY sent to Contras • President claimed no knowledge
US and Soviet Union • Mikhail Gorbachev • Reform ailing Soviet system • Improved relations
• Perestroika – economic policy introducing more capitalistic policies, limited free trade • Glasnost – politically open for more rights and freedoms for the people
Brainstorm with neighbor for Headline to summarize Reagan’s presidency HEADLINES
George H. W. Bush Events of his Presidency Pg. 882
The Cold War Ends What caused the end of the Cold War? And what symbolized the end?
Tiananmen Square How did Bush react to Tiananmen Square?
Persian Gulf War What caused the Persian Gulf War?
DO NOT just summarize who won – characterize the election that year (incorporate major issues and winner, etc. ); pg. 894 (‘ 92), 897 (‘ 96), 899 (’ 00) HEADLINES
Election of 1992
Republican Revolution • Congress vs. President • “Contract with America” – scale back role of fed. gov’t – Tax cuts – Balance budget • Gov’t shutdown
Somalia Involvement (‘ 92 – ’ 95)
Yugoslavia (‘ 95)
Election of 1996
Impeachment • 1998: House votes to impeach • 1999: Senate votes to acquit
2000 and Beyond Election of 2000 – The Candidates: George W. Bush (R) Al Gore (D) Ralph Nader (G) George W. Bush beat Al Gore in one of the closest elections in U. S. history
Gore received more of the popular vote, but Bush received more of the electoral votes, winning the election
George W. Bush (R) Al Gore (D)
End to the Election • Order recount • Finally, only 537 votes separates Gore from Bush but then… • Supreme Court orders a halt
The election had been contested due to controversial election results in Florida
Prompt #4 • List at least 5 things you know about the September 11 th attacks (stories you have heard, things you have read, etc. ). – List things like causes, who was involved, locations, effects, etc.
SEPT. TH 11 WEBQUEST
9/11/01 • New York and Washington D. C. • Al-Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, attacked the U. S. • With the use of airliners, the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were severely damaged/destroyed
Approximately 3, 000 Americans lost their lives in these attacks
The Pentagon Building
Prompt #5 • Decide on the following issues and EXPLAIN your choice: – Do you feel it is legal to bring in drug dogs to this school to search for drugs if the police don’t have a search warrant? – Is it okay to make a store policy that all students must leave their backpacks outside the store? Or that only 3 students are allowed in the store at one time? – Because terrorists are often seen as coming from the Middle East, should Arab-looking people be checked more closely at airports: luggage searches, search the person, etc. ?
Effects from 9/11 • Alliances to fight terrorism • Very tense in Middle East • Less civil liberties • Racial profiling
U. S. Actions • Dept. of Homeland Security created • Afghanistan • USA Patriot Act