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Unit 21


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