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  • 161.

    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. ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 162.

    Reaganomics

    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 ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 163.

    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 ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 164.

    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 ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 165.

    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 ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 166.

    The Cold War Ends Practice Test

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

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 167.

    20th Century US History Practice Test

    20th Century US History Practice Test 1. Which nation did not fight on the side of the Allied/Entente Powers during World War I? A. Austria B. Britain C. France D. Italy

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 168.

    US History Final Exam

    US History Final Exam 1. The Louisiana Purchase was important because ________________ A. it led to the discovery of the Northwest Passage. B. it doubled the size of the United States. C. it established ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 169.

    Swedish War 1630–1634

    Swedish War, 1630–1634 As Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand now had much more authority to pass laws against Protestantism. In 1628, he decreed that all Protestant landowners in Inner Austria must leave the country, turning over their property to the state. Many ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional

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