History of the United States
Reagan’s major military buildup to fight the Cold War and deter communism. #biggunsdetercommunism
Reagan’s policy of lowering taxes, especially for wealthy business owners, so they could invest more in their businesses. In theory, it would create more jobs and raise wages so prosperity would trickle down to the middle and lower classes. It mostly benefited the upper classes #notaxesonthewealthy
A new deadly disease that spread rapidly in the United States. Those who contracted the disease were discriminated against because it first appeared among homosexual men and intravenous drug users. There is still no cure for this disease. #discriminatorydisease
Stores sold items in bulk, enabling them to lower prices. #buybulkforlowerprices
Cable and satellite television grew and television networks were created that specialized in subjects of news, sports, and movies. Video games also grew as a course of home entertainment.
The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on live television shortly after takeoff. #spaceexpectationschallenged
An anti-missile defense system nicknamed “Star Wars” that used space satellites and lasers. #unrealisticbutcool
Rose to power in the Soviet Union as its economy continued to struggle. He introduced major reforms to try and save the Soviet economy, but ultimately failed. #justdoyourbestgorbachev
In 1985, Congress passed a law that forbid further aid to the contras in Nicaragua. Members of Reagan’s administration began secretly selling weapons to Iran in exchange for help in freeing American hostages in the Middle East. In turn, the money from these sales was illegally sent to contras in Nicaragua.
Vice president to Reagan, eventually elected as president in 1988. #carryingtherepublicantorch
An anti-communist protest that took place in China, which was violently crushed by the Chinese communist government. It sparked international outrage
Need Help with a similar Assignment