Reagan Presidency on politics and domestic and foreign policy

Reagan Presidency on politics and domestic and foreign policy

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Even assuming Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980 represented a victory for conservatism; Meg Jacobs and Julian Zelizer demonstrate that, once in power, conservatives discovered that undoing liberalism was no cinch! Explore the impact of the Reagan Presidency on politics and domestic and foreign policy. Do you consider the “Reagan Revolution” a success? Why or why not?

History
We want to hear your interpretations, and we want you to support your essays with specific and relevant examples from the readings, films and lectures.  The trick is to make an argument that includes a thesis statement at the outset, use your evidence wisely to support it, and reach a conclusion. Be creative and bold, but don’t be afraid to be cautious. For example, if you aren’t sure whether the Reagan Revolution was a success, explain the reason(s) for your uncertainty.  On the other hand, if you are convinced it was a success or failure, tell us why.

Essay question
Even assuming Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980 represented a victory for conservatism; Meg Jacobs and Julian Zelizer demonstrate that, once in power, conservatives discovered that undoing liberalism was no cinch! Explore the impact of the Reagan Presidency on politics and domestic and foreign policy. Do you consider the “Reagan Revolution” a success?  Why or why not?

Please be sure to address every issue and topic raised by each question!  You may wish to form study groups, but you must use your own words to express your thoughts on the essay, not those of your study group partners.

Page citations are unnecessary.  But feel free to say, for example, As Gillon/Sutton/Jacobs and Zelizer/the “Saturday Night Fever” trailer show(s)/indicate(s)/demonstrate(s) etc. when you are relying on those sources for specific points.

No outside sources allowed, please only use the sources I provided below.

Resources:
Book:
Matthew Sutton, Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right: A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture, 2013)

Meg Jacobs and Julian Zelizer, Conservatives in Power: The Reagan Years, 1981-1989: A Brief History With Documents (Bedford Series in History and Culture, 2010).

Steven Gillon, The American Paradox: A History of the United States Since 1945 (2007)   (Chapter 10~14)
Film:

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