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    US History 1980s

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    1. In 1980, Ronald Reagan ran on the slogan: "Let's Make America Great Again." Sound familiar? First, what was wrong with America in 1980 that helped propel Reagan to the presidency? Second, what were the successes and failures of Reagan's two terms? Third, did Reagan make America great again? Fourth, what was the Reagan Revolution? Did it happen at the time, later, or not at all?

    2. What was or is the moral majority? And how does this majority differ from the "silent majority" from the prior decade? Who coined these terms for these groups? And were they in the majority?

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    In 1980, Ronald Reagan ran on the slogan: "Let's Make America Great Again." Sound familiar? First, what helped propel Reagan to the presidency? Second, what were the successes and failures of Reagan's two terms? Third, did Reagan make America great again? Fourth, what was the Reagan Revolution? Did it happen at the time, later, or not at all?

    The issues that led to Reagan's landslide victory included Watergate, high inflation, the energy crisis that witnessed shortages on gas and other vital energy sectors such as heat from natural gas, a declining American industrial sector that cost many American jobs to be lost, the defeat of America or the lack of a victory in the Vietnam War, and the general sense among America that its position as a global power had been eroded. Therefore, many people wanted a president to be elected that would restore their idea of imperialistic power and return the dynasty that they believed had been lost. Therefore, Reagan, who ran on a platform of restoring America's so called greatness, was able to capitalize off of this desire and also capitalize off of his pivot toward the so-called moral majority of the control. This false group was predicated upon so-called Christian ...

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    The US History 1980s is examined. The moral majority is provided.

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