"1980" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Fashion in the 1980s and Its' Return

    Kembi‚ Adeyemi English 102 The 1980s Fashion Scene on A Rapid Comeback The 1980’s fashion is back‚ and its success is rooted in the similar economy we have with the 1980s. As a society we are deciding to “wear our personality”‚ rather than our pocket books and the fashion industry is staying alive by following this trend. With the de-regulation of multiple government policies on industries‚ a failing economy‚ record setting recession and the booming crack-cocaine sales on the streets with

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  • Essay On 1980s Cars

    Big hair‚ neon lights‚ Jordache shorts‚ and fast cars. The 1980’s were loose‚ wild‚ and rock and roll were the perfect matches to the powerful machines rolling out of Detroit. Although the late 1970’s were the start of the Malaise era of cars‚ the late 1980’s saw a real resurgence in fun cars with power. Automakers had learned to cope with emissions regulations and with technological advances engines became more powerful‚ more efficient‚ and thanks to computers had some impressive dashboards. This

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  • The Presidential Election of 1980

    "The U.S. presidential election of 1980 featured a contest between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent Ronald Reagan‚ along with a third party candidate‚ the liberal Republican John Anderson."(USPE1980‚ 1) By the beginning of the election season‚ the lengthy Iran hostage crisis sharpened public perceptions of a crisis. In the 1970s‚ the United States was experiencing a wrenching episode of low economic growth‚ high inflation and interest rates‚ intermittent energy crises

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  • 1980

    1980’s Government and Politics The Reagan Decade. In American politics the 1980s were the decade of Ronald Reagan‚ who was elected president in 1980 and succeeded by his vice president‚ George Bush‚ in 1989. Reagan’s vision of the nation—and to a somewhat lesser extent his conservative agenda—shaped the economic and political fortunes of the United States for most of the 1980s. Malaise. As the decade began‚ Americans were struggling with an image of a country that was no longer the most powerful

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  • 1980s

    The 1980s saw a revamped economy and a huge change in society‚ unlike any that had been seen since the 1920s. The 1970s left a general feeling of unease‚ which the 80s sought to correct. Because of the new economy‚ the 1980s was a decade filled with luxury and indulgence. The generation following the “Baby Boomers” was dubbed “Generation X.” The 1980s saw “Generation X” turn into the “me” generation. The number of well-educated young people was rapidly growing‚ which allowed for good jobs‚ with

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  • 1980's Film: The 1980s

    1980’s Film Jodie Foster was stalked by mentally-impaired John Hinckley‚ who tried to impress the actress by attempting to assassinate Reagan in late March‚ 1981. Along with that exciting news‚ Disney channel was launched in 1983 and the American Movie Classics TV channel (AMC) started in 1984 (National Geographic). Also making its way into the film industry‚ was the AIDS movement through the play production the Normal Heart. One could say that the 1980’s was a big year for movies‚ television‚ and

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  • 80s Music History

    MTV MTV galloped through the ’80s as a factor of musical taste‚ style and fashion. During the early ’80s‚ the network helped introduce an entire stable of new music stars. For almost the entirety of the decade of the ’80s‚ MTV was a force to be reckoned with‚ serving as the music video headquarters for the pop music world. As such‚ monster ’80s artists like the Police‚ Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi gained great exposure to audiences through their constant appearances in the MTV rotation of videos

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  • Pass and Tide

    TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NONE This is a very simple‚ clear and self-explanatory proverb. It means that time and tide do not wait for anybody. Time goes on passing without caring for anybody and anything. Similarly tides occur ; they have no regard or consideration for anybody. Time and tide symbolise valuable opportunity. They occur without any notice. The essence of the proverb is that opportunities do not wait for anyone. No one can command or foretell their occurrence or recurrence. One should

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  • The 80's

    The 1980s: A time of the Yuppies‚ Brat Packs‚ and Rock and Roll In the great words of Ferris Bueller‚ “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in awhile‚ you could miss it” ; the infamous 80s went by fast‚ but with the invention of the internet in the 80s‚ we can reminisce and unveil the distinct fashion‚ arts and music of the decade. Fashion from the 1960s/70s evolved into the 1980s. America’s wealth prospered‚ a decade consisting of traditionalism‚ luxury‚ and consumerism

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  • Lincoln Electric

    cutting jobs and costs‚ and it worked seamlessly through the mid 1980s. At this point in time‚ they were holding 36% of the $1.5 billion U.S. market for welding equipment and supplies‚ and were financially sound to expand internationally. 2. Given this outstanding success‚ why did the internationalization thrust of the late 1980s and early 1990s fail? Despite Lincoln Electric’s prosperous time‚ they failed during the late 1980s and early 1990s due to a variety of factors. The rapid international

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