From Cold War to Culture Wars,1980-2000
From Cold War to Culture Wars,1980-2000

From Cold War to Culture Wars,1980-2000

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A question and discussion pack focused on the contemporary culture contexts.

31.1

Before becoming a conservative Republican, Ronald Reagan was .

A

a liberal Democrat

B

a Socialist

C

politically apathetic

D

a Herbert Hoover Republican

31.2

The belief that cutting taxes for the rich will eventually result in economic benefits for the poor is commonly referred to as .

A

socialism

B

pork barrel politics

C

Keynesian economics

D

trickle-down economics

31.3

What were the elements of Ronald Reagan’s plan for economic reform?

31.4

Which statement best describes Reagan’s political style?

A

folksy and likeable

B

conservative and inflexible

C

liberal and pragmatic

D

intelligent and elitist

31.5

What rationale did Phyllis Schlafly and her STOP ERA movement cite when opposing the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment?

A

the ERA would ultimately lead to the legalization of abortion

B

the ERA provided insufficient civil rights protections for women

C

mothers could not be feminists

D

the ERA would end gender-specific privileges women enjoyed

31.6

What were some of the primary values of the Moral Majority?

31.7

The group the Reagan administration encouraged and supported in its fight against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua was known as the .

A

anti-Somozas

B

Shining Path

C

Contras

D

Red Faction

31.8

The country that Iraq invaded to trigger the crisis that resulted in the Persian Gulf War was .

A

Jordan

B

Kuwait

C

Saudi Arabia

D

Iran

31.9

What was the Iran-Contra affair about?

31.10

Bill Clinton helped create a large free market among Canada, the United States, and Mexico with ratification of the treaty.

A

NAFTA

B

NATO

C

Organization of American States

D

Alliance for Progress

31.11

The key state in the 2000 election where the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a recount of votes was .

A

Florida

B

Texas

C

Georgia

D

Virginia

31.12

What were some of the foreign policy successes of the Clinton administration?

31.13

What were some of the long-term effects of the Reagan Revolution and the rise of conservatives?

31.14

What events led to the end of the Cold War? What impact did the end of the Cold War have on American politics and foreign policy concerns?

31.15

Which issues divided Americans most significantly during the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s?

31.16

In what ways was Bill Clinton a traditional Democrat in the style of Kennedy and Johnson? In what ways was he a conservative, like Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush?

31.17

Describe American involvement in global affairs during this period. How did American foreign policy change and evolve between 1980 and 2000, in both its focus and its approach?