Life Of The 1980 ' S

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Cassie Toth Mrs. Weide American HIstory II 18 November 2016 Life in the 1980’s The 1980’s was a time of prosperity throughout America. From the Calendar that went from January 1st to December 31st to the increase of jobs. This decade was full of good changes socially, economically, and politically. The President of the United States during the 1980s was Ronald Reagan. The liberals were known as “Reagan Democrats”. The most significant event that happened under President Reagan was the Berlin wall being torn down. The wall being torn down was significant because of the end of communism. Reagan wanted to improve America. Movies expanded throughout the decade as well as cable such as MTV. Music videos also became popular. Many networks such as ESPN, Nickelodeon, and CNN became trendy. Madonna and Michael Jackson were major music stars. The VCR became a device people could turn to for recording shows. The people liked many of the social changes because of entertainment and technology advances. During Reagan’s presidency he took economics seriously. He made efforts to lower Government spending as well as regulation, taxes, and prosperity. He would lower government expenditure because it would create room to decrease taxation. By decreasing income revenue it created more money for people to spend which would stimulate the economy. Reagan fought hard for helping out the economy.
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