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The Reagan-Bush Years: 1981-1993
Respond to the following prompts. Each prompt should be supported with research. Source three or five relevant, scholarly sources in support of the content. Turabian format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing
1.What was “Reaganomics”? Describe the difference in the state of the U.S. economy from when Reagan took office in January of 1981 until he left in January of 1989. Was this change a positive change? Explain.
2. What is a “Go-Go” economy? Was the U.S. economy in the 1980s a “Go-Go” economy? Explain.
3. Who were the “Culture Warriors”? Assess their impact on the U.S. during the 1980s.
4. What was the Iran Contra scandal? What effect did it have on politics and society in the U.S.? Explain.
5.Describe the impact of the Rehnquist court. How did their rulings affect American society? Explain.
Read “Remarks on East-West Relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin,” by Reagan (1987).
Read “Remarks at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida,” by Reagan (1983).