REAGAN

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Reagan

Religious Right were Anti-

liberals

democrats

communist

permissiveness

Big government

Darwin

busing

Sex education

Crime

homosexuals

Affirmative action

Womens rights

Feminism

Pornography

Rise to presidency:

  • 1968- defeated by nixon at primarys

  • 1972- defeated by nixon at primarys

  • 1976- defeated by ford at primarys

  • 1980- wins nominations despite his views and age

  • george bush senior = vice presidency

  • personality vs politics

  • very clear vision unlike carter

constitutional difficulties:

  • 1st term was succesfull

  • budget succesfull

  • imperial presidency

  • it couldnt get worse – worked to his advantage

  • americas dissolusionment with carter benefited him

  • aftermath of disasters previously: vietnam + watergate

blocks on presidential power:

  • the war powers act 1973

  • congressional budged andimpoundment act 1974

  • election campaign at 1972 (1974 refined)

  • freedom of information act 1974

1980-84:

  • the supply side of economics- reaganomics

  • vision fives him a mandate to rule

  • economic vision:

  1. revive the economy

  2. decrease taxes

  3. make people work harder

  4. reduce the size of government

  5. cut public spending (supply side economics)

  6. allow+ enhance capitalism by deregulation

  7. wanted to deregulate state and federal government

  8. reduce social spending (supply

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