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Changes of the American Political Spectrum in the 1970s-80s

The Reagan Revolution (and the ending of the Cold War) brought about and witnessed great changes here in America and around the world. Both ends of the American political spectrum changed significantly in the 1970s and 1980s.

Describe these changes, and discuss how they shaped contemporary American politics.

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The notion that Reagan was a positive influence on America or the economy must be viewed with caution as most on the "left" view him as a buffoon and someone who dangerously implemented policies that were detrimental to progress and to society. With that said, leading up to Reagan's presidency, the 1970s represented a contentious time within America as the Vietnam War was at its height during this decade and the economy had stalled after such a prosperous two decades after WW2. Wages had failed to continue climbing for American workers while corporate profits and stocks were tanking as unemployment reached some of the ...

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Discusses the changes in the political landscape during the 70's and 80's.