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Stufflet Unit 21

Unit 21 APUSH

TermDefinition
Watergate political scandal that resulted in the resignation of Richard Nixon
OPEC oil embargo event in which Middle Eastern oil producing nations refused to sell US oil in response to US support of Israel in 1973 War
inflation a rise in prices
New Conservatism term to describe right-wing movement that lifted Republican Party to presidency in 1980
Reagan Revolution term to describe conservative changes made to government starting in 1980; smaller government
Iran hostage crisis resulted from radical Islamic revolution in 1979; Islamic students raided US Embassy
Ayatollah Khomeini radical Islamic cleric and leader of Iran from 1979 until 1988
televangelists evangelical and fundamentalist leaders who used TV to popularize their moral beliefs
Jerry Falwell leader of Moral Majority; Christian fundamentalist
Moral Majority political organization led by southern Baptists that raised $$ to defeat “liberal” politicians (both Democrats and Republicans) who they deemed immoral
supply side economic or Reaganomics or trickle down theory promoted large tax breaks for wealthy so as to stimulate investment and create jobs
deregulation removing rules from business
Bakke v California made racial or gender based quotas illegal but said these could be one factor of many
Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 reduced highest tax bracket from 70% to 50%; lowest from 14% to 11%
Tax Reform Act of 1986 redcued highest tax bracket from 50% to 28%; lowest rose from 11% to 15%
Strategic Defense Initiative (“Star Wars”) Missile defense system using lasers to shoot nukes out of sky
Mikhail Gorbachev Soviet leader who assumed power in 1985; started negotiations with US
Tiananmen Square protest that was crushed by Chinese troops in 1989
Gulf War or Operation Desert Storm Liberated Kuwait from Iraqi forces that had invaded and threatened oil supplies to West
Patriot Acts of 2001 and 2003 Gave govt expanded ability to obtain information and arrest suspects
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 immigration law that made it illegal to hire most illegal immigrants
Taliban radical Islamic group ousted from Afghanistan in 2001
Affordable Care Act health-care reform bill passed in 2009 under Barack Obama
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