End of the Cold War, 1976-1991

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    The Cold War Ends Timeline

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    The Presidency of Jimmy Carter

    The Presidency of Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford served out the remainder of Nixon’s term and ran for reelection in 1976. In a fairly close election, he lost to Democrat Jimmy Carter, the former governor of Georgia. The crimes committed by Nixon and many of his ...

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    The Election of 1980

    The Election of 1980 In 1980, Democratic voters were divided between Carter and Senator Edward Kennedy, the younger brother of John F. and Robert F. Kennedy. Carter was chosen as the Democratic candidate, but lost in November to Ronald Reagan of California. ...

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    Reaganomics “Reaganomics” was the name that people gave to Reagan’s theory of trickle- down or supply-side economics. Reagan did not invent this economic philosophy; it had originated as a practice during the early days of big business and ...

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    Iran Contra

    Iran Contra In 1979, Nicaragua underwent a revolution when rebels called Sandinistas deposed dictator Anastasio Somoza. When President Reagan took office, he cut off all U.S. aid to Nicaragua, claiming that the Sandinistas were funded by the Soviet Union. This had ...

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    The End of the Cold War

    The End of the Cold War The Cold War had dragged on for forty years, with no real move by either side toward a settlement or a significant lessening of tension. Reagan’s solution to the Cold War was to build up American nuclear defenses. He believed that a ...

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    The Breakup of the Soviet Union

    The Breakup of the Soviet Union The USSR had created the conditions that led to the Cold War; fittingly, it was the last European nation to let go of Communist rule. In 1991, Communist Party leaders attempted a coup against Gorbachev, who had been losing ...

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    The Cold War Ends Practice Test

    Review the following study guides if necessary: The Cold War Ends Timeline

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