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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

A. What were two major components of Ronald Reagan's economic plan?

1. expanding the government and reducing competition

2. increasing the demand for goods and cutting the supply of goods

3. encouraging business growth and discouraging investment

4. cutting taxes and cutting government regulations

B. What effect did the Bakke decision have on affirmative action?

1. It legalized racial quotas for admission to medical schools

2. It encouraged African Americans to apply to medical schools

3. It signaled the start of a backlash against affirmative action

4. It ruled out consideration of race as a factor in admissions decisions

C. To which groups did George Wallace target his campaign?

1. Southerners and blue-collar voters

2. Republicans and left-leaning Democrats

3. campus radicals and antiwar forces

4. professors and editorial writers

D. Critics of the Great Society complained that it

1. helped only the middle class

2. gave the federal gov. to much authority

3. spent too little money

4. gave local communities too much gov. power

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    When Reagan entered office the United States inflation rate stood at 11.83%[77] and unemployment at 7.5%.[78] Reagan implemented policies based on supply-side economics and advocated a laissez-faire philosophy.[79] seeking to stimulate the economy with large, across-the-board tax cuts.[80][81] Reaganomics was the subject of debate with supporters pointing to improvements in certain key economic indicators as evidence of success, and critics pointing to large increases in federal budget deficits and the national debt. His policy of "peace through strength" (also described as "firm but fair") resulted in a record peacetime defense buildup including a 40% real increase in defense spending between 1981 and 1985.[82]

    During Reagan's presidency federal income tax rates were lowered significantly,[83] although FICA payroll tax rates increased to maintain Social Security funding.[84] Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth recovered strongly after the 1982 recession and grew during his eight years in office at an annual rate of 3.4% per year.[85] Unemployment peaked at 10.8% percent in December 1982—higher than any time since the Great Depression then dropped during the rest of Reagan's presidency.[81] Sixteen million new jobs were created, while inflation significantly decreased.[86] The net effect of all Reagan-era tax bills was a 1% decrease in government revenues.[87]


    Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978) was a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States on affirmative action. It bars quota systems in college admissions but affirms the constitutionality of affirmative action programs giving equal access to minorities.

    C which campaign governer or president

    2The Great Society was a set of domestic programs proposed or enacted in the United States on the initiative of President Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ). Two main goals of the Great Society social reforms were the elimination of poverty and racial injustice. New major spending programs that addressed education, medical care, urban problems, and transportation were launched during this period. The Great Society in scope and sweep resembled the New Deal domestic agenda of Franklin D. Roosevelt but differed sharply in types of programs enacted. Some Great Society proposals were stalled initiatives from John F. Kennedy's New Frontier. Johnson's success depended on his persuasive skills, coupled with the Democratic landslide in 1964 that brought in many new liberals. Anti-war Democrats complained that spending on the Vietnam War choked off the Great Society. While some of the programs have been eliminated or have had their funding reduced, many of them, including Medicare, Medicaid, and federal education funding, continue to the present.

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. Feed the elite.

    2. F*** the poor and middle class.

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