1980 Turning Point

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Why Did the 1980 Election Mark a Turning Point in U.S. History? The United Sates presidential election of 1980 included Democrat Jimmy Carter and Republican opponent Ronald Reagan. From the beginning of the election Reagan knew he had a great chance in winning the election and becoming the 40th president of the United Sates when he found out who he was running against. Back in 1976, Jimmy Carter was brought into the White House and His domestic policies failed to resonate with the American public and his standing as an international leader was badly damaged by the Iranian hostage drama that began in 1979
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