“Reagan Revolution through President Obama”
Contemporary US History
December 10, 2012
“Reagan Revolution through President Obama”
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the fortieth president of the United States of America. He was well known for his economic policies during his first term, which later on became well known as Reaganomics. This policy included large tax cuts which was started and implemented in 1981 Reaganomics ' was told to rejuvenate the morale of the American people and then let them not be dependent on the government. Supply-side economics is the basis for this economic policy which aimed to stimulate growth of the economy.
Identify at least (2) two major historical turning points in the period under discussion.
One historical turning point was more than twenty six years ago, Ronald Reagan ordered American troops to invade Grenada and liberate the island from its ruling Marxist dictator. By itself this would have been an insignificant military action: Grenada is a tiny island of little geopolitical significance. But in reality the liberation of Grenada was a historic event, because it signaled the end of the Brezhnev Doctrine and inaugurated a sequence of events that brought down the Soviet empire itself. The Brezhnev Doctrine stated simply that once a country went Communist, it would stay Communist. In other words, the Soviet empire would continue to advance and gain territory, but it would never lose any to the capitalist West. In 1980, when Reagan was elected president, the Brezhnev Doctrine was a frightening reality. Between 1974 and 1980, while the United States wallowed in post-Vietnam angst, 10 countries had fallen into the Soviet orbit: South Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, South Yemen, Angola, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Grenada and Afghanistan. Never had the Soviets lost an inch of real estate to the West. The liberation of Grenada changed that. For the first time, a Communist country had ceased to be Communist (http://historynet.com/american-history)
A turning point for President Obama was on May 1, 2011, American soldiers killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden at his compound near Islamabad, Pakistan. Intelligence officials believe bin Laden was responsible for many deadly acts of terrorism, including the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. He had been on the FBI’s “most wanted” list for more than a decade. This was not only an historical turning point under President Obama this was a turning point for America.
Analyze the impact of the two (2) or more major historical turning points selected on America’s current society, economy, politics, and culture.
A historical point that impacted our current culture was the bombing of the World Trade Centre September 2001 this was considered to be the gravest attack of international terrorism to be committed against America, and indeed the roots of America’s current War on Terror were born in this. As part of the plot by international terrorists to effectively strike against the United States the plan was to cause great disruption to the dynamics of daily life, commerce, and finance. For some Americans, their grief manifested itself as anger and frustration, and they looked for someone to blame for the attacks. Reverend Jerry Falwell made news by saying on his television program "The 700 Club" that "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way–all of them who have tried to secularize America–I point the finger in their face and say, 'You helped this happen.'" And sadly, some anger erupted into attacks on people of Arab and Muslim descent, with nearly 600 incidents in the first 10 days after the attacks. Five hundred furious people mobbed a...
Prof. Jahangir Salehi
Will the ObamaRevolution advance America’s interest Washington, March 1, 2012-Thomas Jefferson once observed, “Every generation disserves a new revolution.” Depleted in war and facing economic collapse, America embraced BarrackObama as a vanguard of the revolutionary hope in 2008. Where candidate Obama had a thin substantive record to assert the claim for highest elective office in 2008, Obama has laid down numerous markers since January 2009 that deserve and should get close scrutiny through Election Day.
Turning Points in History
Turning points in history can mean that changes in the ways things are done in the past, sometimes for the better and other times for the worse. Two notable turning points in history were the Industrial Revolution and also World War I. These both had some political and social impacts. The Industrial Revolution was a time of great change and increased efficiency. No more would be goods be produced by individual means of farming and agriculture, but now by the use of machinery and factories. Technology was beginning to increase along with the food supply as well as the population. However, this...
Contemp U.S. History
December 14, 2012
Identify at least two major historical turning points in the period under discussion. One of the major historical turning points in this period is the deregulation. The deregulation consisted of the government control of several industries. The deregulation also consisted of air pollution and motor vehicles, actions that allowed corporations to continue polluting and delayed installing air bags in cars for several years.
The second major historical turning point was the collapse of the Soviet Union. The collapse of the Soviet Union took place in December of 1991. The Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen separated countries.
Analyze the impact of the two or more major historical turning points selected on America’s current society, economy, politics, and culture. With deregulation it allowed the different businesses to make their own decisions and not have to worry about being monitored by the government and that they could make wise decisions for their company. The economic aspect of the deregulation was very well desired because they had the ability to either say yes or no for the business and could decide to either hire or not. By the time Bill Clinton became president the economy had started falling down. Bill Clinton put jobs in place and allowed the businesses to...
May 14 2013
Social Darwinism Shaping Reaganomics
Ronald Reagan made many economic decisions that supported his beliefs in Social Darwinism throughout his presidency. Social Darwinism is considered to be the ideas of struggle for existence and “survival of the fittest,” a term coined by Herbert Spencer in order to justify social policies. Over time the individuals with superior biological characteristics will dominate populations that this super species possessed. Couples who possessed these special qualities would then pass them down to their offspring, creating an elite generation in the modern world. Dominic Sandbrook the author of Mad as Hell, The Crisis of the 1970s and the Rise of the Populist Right, discusses president Reagan’s policies that were influenced by Social Darwinism beliefs with the assumption that conflict between groups in society leads to social progress.
During his Presidency, Reagan was faced with many foreign matters, such as the ending of the Cold War, the 1986 bombing of Libya, and the shock of the Iran-Contra affair. He publicly described the Soviet Union as an "evil empire” and supported anti-communist movements worldwide while spending his first term forgoing the strategy of détente, by ordering a massive military buildup in an arms race with the USSR. Under a policy that came to be known as the Reagan Doctrine, Reagan and his...
... I believe that PresidentObama is doing a great job in his job performance
within his term. Obama is trying to secure an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement
to encourage the end to a long conflict. He is trying to make a better relationship
with Iran in hope of ending the nuclear program. PresidentObama is trying to fix
our relationship with China. He thinks the relationship with China will shape the
21st century. He states about the climate change “Neither profits from a growing
dependence on foreign oil, nor can we share our people from the ravages of
climate change unless we cooperate.” He also talks about the nuclear weapons.
He states “the more nations acquire these weapons, the more they will be used.”
I agree with him 100%. Although things are going alright with Obama’s
relationship with Iran and China, Obamas relationship with Russia has hit a wall.
The biggest difference that is centered around of Syria, an ally of Russia. Obama
isn’t going to give up though. He states “Where we’ve got differences, we should
be candid about them, try to manage those differences but not sugarcoat them.
Although Obama is doing alright with his relationship with the nations, I can
not say the same about his relationship with Congress. Congress thinks Obama’s
congressional dealing are similar to those of Richard Nixon. Obama’s primary...
...President Obama's second inaugural address was widely perceived as a throwing down of the gauntlet in how it framed his progressive faith in government and challenged his Republican political opponents in any number of ways.
Given that, expect to see more glove-throwing Tuesday as the president delivers the first State of the Union speech of his second term.
With no more presidential elections to face, Obama seems to be taking advantage of that newfound freedom to speak more forcefully on his second-term agenda items, like immigration overhaul, gun control and climate change, than he generally did during his first term.
So expect to see that increased forcefulness on display during his speech to a joint session of Congress.
Obama himself has acknowledged that he has decided to be unapologetic about his priorities. In remarks he made to House Democrats last week at their retreat, he said:
"Even as I think it's important to be humbled by the privilege of this office and the privilege of serving in the United States Congress, even as it's important not to read too much into any particular political victory — because this country is big, it is diverse, it is contentious, and we don't have a monopoly on wisdom, and we need to remember that — despite all those things, I think it's also important for us to feel confident and bold about the values we care about and what we stand for.
"And I tried to do that in my...
...Lecture Outline May 20, 2013
The ReaganRevolution & Cold War in the 1980s
I. ReaganRevolution and the Rise of the New Right
The new grassroots conservative movement. it focused on a few themes:
1) focus on physical restraint: reigning in spending of the economy, the great society programs
2) Tax code revision
3) government efficiency: sense of urgency for this, because of how transparent the government, and what it owed to the u.s. public.
a. Reagan’s views and policies:: 1980’s high inflation and faltering economy, and regean promised to return the nation to economic promise. . Campaign had focused on a strong military and a scaled back federal government. (he specifically wanted the federal government scaled back, but it was okay to undergo spending for national security (military). tensions between the national security state and the spending for the national government
He wanted a return to traditional values that had been lost. he was enormously charismatic. He was good at delivering lines and delivering his speeches,.
“government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem
government needed to be scaled back..federal government needed to lessen itself in our daily lives. and in the business community too. he wanted a reversal of the programs in the great society. roll back big government.
Roll back in domestic policy, expanding it in foreign policy with...
...that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent.” That was one of the strong quotes Barack Obama inspired us with.Obama is a better candidate because his policies would steer America in the right direction and take us away from our darkest times.I support his ideas for education,taxes and economy considering that his policies make more sense than romney’s.
Obama’s policies on education fits with the problems that we have today on education. For example students that don’t have enough money to pay for their tuition sometimes don’t go or can’t pay for the school they want to go to.That is a big problem that we have today and Obama suggests that we change laws so that students must repay their loans at only 10% of their income. he believes in federal help for students who can’t afford to pay for the colleges that they want to attend.The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law that was enacted by George W. Bush in 2002 called for a focus on reading and math and it also requires annual standardized test for children in the 3rd to 8th going on to high school, Barack Obama also agrees with it but wants schools to be more flexible on this approach. PresidentObama additionally wanted to improve early education and that the students should study important subjects such as science,...
...Presidential campaign made history, Not only was Obama the first African American to be elected president, but he was also the first presidential candidate to effectively use social media as a major campaign strategy. Social media activity rose rapidly in recent years and the bigger platforms touch people’s lives multiple times everyday.It is easy to lose sight given how global social media is today, that in 2008 sending out voting reminders on Facebook and interacting with people on Twitter was a big deal. When Obama announced his candidacy in 2007, Twitter had only just started and it is hard to believe that there was not even an iPhone yet.
In the the next few years, social media market begins to change. there is increasing number of social media tools and a rapidly growing user base across all demographics. In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, there was lots of deliberation about the potential impact of social media this time around. In 2008, McCain’s campaign was as social-media-deaf as Obama’s was social-media-savvy. Kennedy was the first president who really understood television, Obama is the first social media president. In 2012, Obama not only had the skillfulness and knowledge on his team, he had an established social media machine up and running. Since social media is about listening and building relationships, having a running start...