Week 5 Dis 1
When writing your response, draw from material in the following video:
- Isbouts, J. & Johnson, B. D. (Writers) & Johnson, B. D. (Director). (1998). Powerplay: End of the empire [Television series episode]. In J. Florescu, J. Isbouts, & B. Johnson (Executive producers), Inside the Cold War with Sir David Frost. Los Angeles, CA: Porchlight Entertainment & David Paradine Television. Retrieved from http://digital.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=8398&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
Also, draw from AT LEAST TWO of the documents listed below:
- (1994). “Equal rights are not special”: Advocates call for an end to anti-gay employment discrimination. In Employment Discrimination Against Gay Men and Lesbians, 103d Congress, 2d Session, June 20, 1994. Retrieved from http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6463
- Alley, R. (2001). Experimenting with our liberties. Retrieved from http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5666
- Apuzzo, V. (1983). “A time bomb inside of you”: Social service organizations advocate an improved federal response to AIDS. In Federal Response to AIDS: Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, 98th Cong., 1st Sess., August 1 and 2, 1983. Retrieved from http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6893
- Barack, O. (2009, Sept. 9). Address to Congress. Retrieved from http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-250_162-5299229.html
- Buchanan, P. (1992, Aug. 17). Address to the Republican national convention. Available at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/patrickbuchanan1992rnc.htm
- Carter, J. (1979, July 15). A crisis of confidence. Retrieved from http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/carter-confidence.htm
- Clinton, W. (1995, April 23). Oklahoma bombing memorial prayer service address. Retrieved from http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/wjcoklahomabombingspeech.htm
- Cosby, B. (2004, May 17). Address at the NAACP on the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Retrieved from http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/billcosbypoundcakespeech.htm
- Hill, A. (1991, Oct. 11). Testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee. Retrieved from http://www.speeches-usa.com/Transcripts/126_hill.html
- Houghton, T. (1992). “There’s been no real creative response”: Ted Houghton on homelessness in New York City. Retrieved from http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/7045
- Kennedy, E. (1980, Aug. 12). Address to the Democratic national convention. Retrieved from http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/tedkennedy.h
- Reagan, R. (1982, June 8). Address to British Parliament. Retrieved from http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/reagan-parliament.htm
- United States Supreme Court. (1973, Jan. 22). Roe v. Wade majority decision. Retrieved from http://www.vlib.us/amdocs/texts/roevwade.html
Before writing your response, reflect upon the topic by considering the following questions:
- How revolutionary was the Reagan Revolution and how was it revolutionary? Consider the following topics and look at one or two in detail:
- The economy
- The federal debt
- Federal regulation
- Social welfare
- Public health
- Race relations
- Gender equality
- Foreign affairs
- In what ways was it beneficial to the American nation and in what ways was it detrimental?
- Did the positives outweigh the negatives or vice versa?
- Did the Reagan Revolution make the American nation more united or more divided?
- What cultural issues caused the most friction during the Age of Reagan?
- Is the Age of Reagan still underway?