Reagan Era By: Jalee Rollins


  • War on Drugs
  • Reagan increased punishments and penalties for drug charges
  • Reagan's wife launched the "Just Say No" campaign to influence people not to do drugs
  • AIDS
  • Spread quickly
  • A lot of effort was put forth for the research for a cure
  • this brought attention to gay rights and drug abusers
  • Civil Rights
  • African Americans were able to vote and to be a part of political positions thanks to Reagan
  • Reagan was against abortion; federal ban
  • Leagalized school prayer
  • Women were able to work more jobs than before
  • Equal rights amendment was defeated
  • Wealth Gap
  • Gap grew exponentially
  • Wages remained stagant
  • Top 5th of America's income increased 23%
  • Bottom 5th American's income increased 9%


  • Conservative Shift
  • motivated by the fear of excessive federal spending/power
  • emphasized opposition to abortion, Equal Rights Amendment, homosexuals and pornography
  • Cold War
  • increased military spending
  • SDI (Strategic Defense Inattentive): a space-based nuclear defense system that increased nuclear weapons
  • Iran-Contra Affair
  • US sold arms to Iran
  • Iran under arms embargo
  • US gives arms to Contra to free 6 hostages


Reaganomics: Ronald Reagan's policies that go along with the Supply-Side economic theory. The trickle down theory comes from this. This is when 10% of the rich people get a tax break. They use the tax break to invest into other companies. The lower and middle classes are then able to find jobs and begin working.


Created with images by JBrazito - "Reagan, again" • JBrazito - "More Reagan" • alexpolotsky - "Duh" • edalisse - "President Ronald Reagan"

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