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Causes of Public Decline of Trust in Government

In the wake of economic challenges, political scandals, foreign policy“failures,” and a sense of social and moral decay.

Sources of Opposition to Liberal Trends

Evangelical and fundamentalist Christian churches and Organization plus increased political participation by these groups

Conservative Victories and Losses

Victories related to taxation andderegulation of many industries, but many conservative efforts toadvance moral ideals through politics met inertia and opposition.

Reasons for Government Expansion after 1980

Many programs remained popular with voters anddifficult to reform or eliminate.

Reagans and Gorbachevs arms reductions

President Ronald Reagan, who initially rejected détente with increased defense spending, military action, and bellicose rhetoric,later developed a friendly relationship with Soviet leader MikhailGorbachev, leading to significant arms reductions by both countries

Ideological Impact of End of Cold War

New diplomatic relationshipsbut also to new U.S. military and peacekeeping interventions as wellas debates over the nature and extent of American power in the world.

Effects of World Trade Center Bombing

Launched foreign policy andmilitary efforts against terrorism and lengthy, controversialconflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Questions Concerning War on Terror

Questions about the protection of civilliberties and human rights

Reasons for Increased Economic Inequality

U.S. manufacturingjobs were eliminated, union membership declined, and real wagesstagnated for the middle class.

Sources of Policy Debates in 21st Century

Over free trade agreements, the size andscope of the government social safety net, and calls to reform theU.S. financial system.

Causes of Environmental Concerns in 21st Century

Conflict in the Middle East and concerns about climate change ledto debates over U.S. dependence on fossil fuels and the impact ofeconomic consumption on the environment.

Effects of the Spread of Computer Technology

Increased access to information and led to new social behaviorsand networks.

Causes and Effects of Migration to Southern and Western US

Political, economic, and cultural influences of the American South and West continued to increase as population shifted to those areas, fueled in part by a surge in migration from regions that had not been heavily represented in earlier migrations

Effects of New Immigrants

Supplied the economy with an important labor force, but they also became the focus of intense political, economic, and cultural debates

Debates Caused by Demographic Changes

Gender roles, family structures, and racial and national identity