Part 1: Choose eight events from the lesson. Complete the following chart by using information from the lesson and putting it into your own words. two must be political events two must be economic events two must be social events two events of your choice
One example appears for you.
Type of Event
This was a political event because it caused a change in the government.
Americans wanted a firm, patriotic leader who had a plan to fix the economic problems carrying over from the 1970s.
Jimmy Carter was running for reelection, and Americans overall were very unhappy with his leadership. Ronald Reagan emerged as his challenger, a former actor with great public skills and a plan.
They elected Ronald Reagan in 1980 who had a controversial plan for fixing the U.S. economy, later dubbed “Reaganomics.”
Treaty of 1987 the president's foreign policy in the 1980s of supporting anti-Communist revolutions.
reduced existing weapons.
the Reagan Doctrine would not shy away from directly confronting Soviet-supported regimes or groups. prevent nuclear proliferation in our own territory and around the globe. U.S. support favored groups that, while not Communist, were not democratic either. The most controversial of these efforts was in Nicaragua.
Mikhail Gorbachev took control of the Soviet Union. He believed that the future of the Soviet Union depended on important reforms and began to implement two programs. the policy led to U.S. involvement in conflicts around the world.
Part 2: Answer the following questions in a complete paragraph of your own words.
Do you think President Ronald Reagan's policies had a positive or negative effect on the country overall? Explain your response. Reagan's foreign policy actions were very positive because they lead to the end of the Cold War and the