Answer to Question #147699 in History for shay

Question #147699
What fueled the conservative movement in the '70s and '80s? Why was Ronald Reagan an attractive candidate to this growing demographic?
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2020-12-01T08:45:27-0500

Reagan called for a drastic cut in "big government" and pledged to deliver a balanced budget for the first time since 1969. In the primaries, Bush famously called Reagan's economic policy "voodoo economics" because it promised to lower taxes and increase revenues at the same time.

Reagan's Economic policy which consisted of tax cuts, budget cuts, increase defense spending. Significant because it was his policy for presidential campaign




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