Unit 12 key terms

  • Ronald Reagan

    was the 40th President of the United States before that, he was the 33rd Governor of California & a radio, film and television actor.
  • Geralad Ford

    was the 38th President of the United States, was also 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974. He was the first person to be Vice President under the 25th Amendment
  • Sam Walton

    American businessman was born in okalhoma founded Walmart and Sam's Club.
  • Billy Graham

    is an American Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949 with the national media backing of William Randolph Hearst and Henry Luce. His sermons were broadcast on radio and television
  • Jimmy Carter

    was 39th President of the United States and was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Sandra Day O'Connor

    She was the first woman to be appointed to the Court . Appointed by ronald reagan
  • Jerry Fallwall

    was an American evangelical fundamentalist Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and a conservative political commentator. He founded Lynchburg Christian Academy (now Liberty Christian Academy) & cofounded the Moral Majority in 1979.
  • Bill Gates

    is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen.
  • Watergate Scandal

    was a political scandal that happened in the United States in 1970s as a result of the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C..The scandal led to the resignation of Richard Nixon, the only resignation of a U.S. President.
  • Endangered Species Act

    is one of the dozens of United States environmental laws passed in the 1970s. Signed into law by President Richard Nixon on December 28, 1973, it was designed to protect critically imperiled species from extinction as a "consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation."
  • Community Reinvestment Act

    is a United States federal law designed to encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Congress passed the Act in 1977 to reduce discriminatory credit practices against low-income neighborhoods, a practice known as redlining.
  • The Moral Majority

    was a prominent American political organization associated with the Christian right. It was founded in 1979 and dissolved in the late 1980s.
  • Conservatism

    conservatism is a major role in American politics and culture since the American Revolution . conservativism is a key role in politics only since the 1950s, especially among Republicans and Southern Democrats
  • Four Pillars of Reagonomics

    refers to the economic policies promoted by U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. These policies are commonly associated with supply-side economics, referred to as trickle-down economics by political opponents.
  • Just say no capaign - Nancy Reagan

    was an advertising campaign, part of the U.S. "War on Drugs", prevalent during the 1980s and early 1990s, to discourage children from engaging in illegal recreational drug use by offering various ways of saying no. Eventually, this also expanded the realm of "Just Say No" to violence and premarital sex. The slogan was created and championed by First Lady Nancy Reagan during her husband's presidency.
  • Cultural Diffusion

    An example of cultural diffusion is the tradition of the German Christmas pickle becoming popular in the United States. An example of cultural diffusion is the way American slang is used in other countries after having been heard in American movies.
  • US Israel Relations

    are an important factor in the United States government's overall policy in the Middle East, and Congress has placed considerable importance on the maintenance of a close and supportive relationship.
  • 5th Amendment & property rights

    to the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure.
  • Acquired Immune Defficiency Syndrome

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS.) HIV is an infectious agent that invades and disables a person’s immune system, the body’s natural defense against disease. The only way a person can become infected with HIV is through exposure to HIV‑infected blood or other infectious body fluids including semen and vaginal fluid. HIV is primarily transmitted through unprotected sex (sex without a condom or other barrier use) and/or inject
  • Impacts of Cold War defense spending and the American Space program

    was proposed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983,[1] to use ground-based and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. The initiative focused on strategic defense rather than the prior strategic offense doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD).
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis and response

    was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States. Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days (November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981), after a group of Islamist students and militants supporting the Iranian Revolution took over the American Embassy in Tehran