Ryan mIhelcic timeline

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    Ryan Mihelcic Timeline

  • · The American Liberty League is founded to defend conservative values of private property and individual enterprise

    Some of these critics joined to form the American Liberty League. Established in 1934, this organization included both industrialists and politicians. The Liberty League sought to teach respect for the rights of individuals and property and to underscore the importance of individual enterprise. All of these values, members claimed, were being undermined by FDR's large government programs.
  • · Roosevelt’s attempt to “pack” the Supreme Court causes conservative backlash in Congress.

    In 1937, an attempt by Roosevelt to “pack” the Supreme Court by adding new justices caused a backlash. Conservatives in both major political parties formed a coalition that opposed further New Deal legislation. Nevertheless, Republicans struggled to overcome Roosevelt's enduring popularity as President. Led by Roosevelt and later by Harry S Truman, the Democrats kept control of the White House for twenty years.
  • · Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected as a moderate Republican

    With a campaign slogan that couldn't miss, "I like Ike," Eisenhower and his vice president, Richard M. Nixon, posted landslide victories in both 1952 and 1956. His moderate Republican policies helped him secure many victories in Congress, where Democrats held the majority during six of the eight years that Eisenhower was in the White House.
  • · Barry Goldwater runs on a conservative platform and loses to LBJ in a landslide.

    The 1964 election was one of the most interesting presidential elections in the history of U.S.A. For the first time since the election of 1932, American voters were given a chance to choose a President from two candidates who were completely opposite in their ideology and personality. The two candidates did not merely differ in their ideas; one was the opposite of the other. The candidates differing ideology gave the media a perfect opportunity to highlight their differences and their person
  • · The Supreme Court angers social conservatives with its decision to legalize abortion in Roe v. Wade.

    The sexual revolution was another source of conservative concern. The use of the new birth control pill encouraged promiscuity, critics said. Also, after the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, anti-abortion forces launched a campaign to overturn that decision. The movement for gay and lesbian rights further angered many conservative Americans.
  • · Conservative Republicans sweep the historic 1980 election.· The American Liberty League is founded to defend conservative values of private property and individual enterprise.

    The growing strength of conservatives in the Republican Party gave Ronald Reagan the GOP presidential nomination in 1980. During the campaign, Reagan seized on growing discontent. His attacks on incumbent Jimmy Carter's handling of the economy were particularly effective. Criticizing Carter's economic record, he poked fun at the President's use of technical language.