Reagan

Election of 1980

  • November 4, 1980
  • Republican
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Reagan: 50.8% Carter:41.0%

Election of 1984

  • november 6, 1984
  • Republican
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Walter Mondale
  • Reagan: 58.8% Mondale: 40.6%

Issues over the national budget

  • supply-side economics
  • boll weevils
  • Reaganomics

Reagan and the Cold War

  • SDI
  • "Solidarity"

Iran-Contra Imbroglio

  • international peace-keeping force in 1983
  • "sandinistas"
  • request Congress for military aid
  • contras

Reagan's economic legacy

  • ease regulatory rules
  • major tax reform bill
  • added $2 million to national debt