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1. Explain the economic theory of “Reaganomics.”
ANSWER: Reaganomics was a trickle down theory, otherwise known as suppy-side economics. This theory suggested that lowering the top income tax rates would create economic growth. Reaganomics had four major objectives: 1) reduce the growth of government spending, 2)reduce the marginal tax rates and income from both labor and capital, 3) reduce government regulations, and 4) reduce inflation by controlling the growth of the money supply. People believed that people would invest their tax savings in business, which would create jobs, increase consumer spending, and eventually generate increase tax revenues.

2. All of the following were part of Reaganomics EXCEPT
A. cuts of benefits from Medicare and Social Security to seniors
B. a dramatic reduction in personal income taxes
C. deregulation of business and industry
D. tough stand against federal labor unions
E. the theory of supply-side economics

3.Why did economic inequality increase during Reagan’s administration?
ANSWER: Many people said that Reagan's tax cuts favored the wealthy beacuase they will be gaining more money. People also thought that spending cuts and dereagulation weakened programs to protect consumers, and the poor. Also not all Americans benefited from the recovery. Cuts in federal funding hurt the poorest citizens. Unemployment was also still a large problem in the inner cities and in the Midwest among factory workers.

4.Was “Reaganomics” successful in stimulating the economy? Explain why or why not.
ANSWER:Yes, it was. The inflation rates decreased to 4%, which cause Americans to respond by increasing their spending and advesting more in businesses. The overall employment rate rate rose. the annual increase in real federal spending declined from 4% to 2.5%. The top marginal tax rate on individual income was reduced from 70% to 28%. The corporate income tax rate was reduced from 48% to 34%. The real median family income grew by $4000. there were many Businesses that were revived, an the stock market soared becuase of the success of Reaganomics. images.jpeg

5. Critics of Reagan's economic program
A. complained that an increase in taxes would damage economic growth
B. advised "priming the pump"
C. were supply-siders
D. believed that he was passing the problem of the huge federal deficit to future generations
E. urged a tax cut to jump-start the economy

6. How did anticommunism shape Regan’s foreign policy?

7.Which activity consumed most of the Pentagon’s budget between 1981 and 1985?
A. the building of nuclear weapons
B. civil defense program
C. the construction of defensive missile systems
D. paying salaries

8. Summarize President Reagan’s approach to dealing with the Soviet Union.
ANSWER: Reagan dealt with the Soviet Union with building the military up, creating more nuclear arms, and began to denounce and predict the fall of communism.

9. Relate the 1980 Olympics to events of the Cold War and explain the boycott of the 1980 summer Olympics that was led by the United States.
ANSWER: President Jimmy Carter made the choice to boycott the Summer Olympics after the Soviet Union deployed and refused to remove forces in Afghanistan. Boycotting the games caused a dominoe effect to encourage other pro democratic or even anti communism countries to fall out and instead, participate in an alternative event held in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Consequently, over 61 countries followed the United States and boycotted the Summer games.

10. Explain the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.
ANSWER: Gorbachev's reform efforts of perestroika (restructuring of political and economic systems) and glasnost (increased openness and discussion of political and social issues) led to economic turmoil in the Soviet Union. They were unable to support the communist governments in other nations, so the Soviet Union announced a policy of nonintervention in Eastern Europe. The communist governments in the satellite nations fell, Germany reunited, and the Ukraine voted for independence resulting in Gorbachev's resignation. Then, Boris Yeltsin took over and the Commonwealth of Independent States was formed. The Cold War ended when the Iron Curtain was lifted after the Soviet Union's economy was in rambles due to reforms, the war in Afghanistan, and an arms race with the US
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11. When did the Berlin Wall open?
A. 1992
B. 1989
C. 1979
D. 1975

12. Explain the Iran-Contra Affair and its impact on President Reagan’s legacy.
ANSWER: Congress cut off fonds for the contra war against the gov., the Us was also currently bargaing with Iran for them to realse the hostages that were held in lebanon as part of the baraging of the regan and his adminstration.

13. How did the Reagan administration supply the Contras with weapons and supplies after Congress cut off funds to this group?
ANSWER: The "Enterprise" was the plan which had 3 parts. The Reagan administration solicited arms and money for the Contras from...
1) countries dependent on the United States' support
2) wealthy Americans who were sympathetic towards Reagan's policies
3) weapons sold to Iran

14.How did the music of the 1980s reflect the times?
ANSWER: The 1980's were a dreadful time for many people, music reflected the time of daily music , music was a very big symbole of the time ,also in this time is when MTV and CD's were created .