Election of 1980
Ronald Reagan won over Jimmy Carter.
Reagan's economic policy
S.D.I.; Star Wars
Major funding for defense industry during the cold war.
Nicaraguan government opposed by Reagan. Reagan sent in contras.
Reagan sent in troops to support the Christian Lebanese.
US tried to secure the release of hostages by sending in weapons.
US boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and the Soviets boycotted the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Personalities to Remember: