Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Politics and Government - Homework - Due - Wed, June 1

Read Reagan's Realignment of White Southerners pg 205 - 221 

Identify/define/answer the following, and make sure you support your identification with direct evidence from the text:

a) political dealignment
b) political realignment
c) Great White Switch
d) Dixiecrat
e) Harry Truman
f) Eisenhower's impact on the Southern president vote in 1952 and 1956
g) Republican voting patterns on presidential level, elections 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976
h) Reaganism
i) Party Platforms of Democrats and Republicans, 1980
j) How/why did Reagan appeal to Southern Democrats? Discuss his election strategy in 1980. How did he characterize/discuss the economy, foreign policy, religion/social issues, civil rights
k) Why was criticized for his appearance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?
l) Discuss Reagan's relationship with the black community.
m) Which Reagan policies were most popular amongst white southerners?
n) Discuss Reagan's legacy and impact on the elections of 1988 and 1992. 

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