At the following link, view the Closed Captioned Interview of former President, Ronald Reagan, conducted by the Commission on the Bicenntennial of the U.S. Constitution in 1991. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRFFDR0S5Ms
Also view the October 27, 1964 speech Reagan gave in support of the Barry Goldwater campaign for President: https://youtu.be/qXBswFfh6AY
Also view the following Speech delivered by Ronald Reagan, known as the “Evil Empire” Speech, 1983. https://youtu.be/FcSm-KAEFFA
Answer the following study questions in a 600-word-minimum essay, quoting each of the 3 primary sources listed above , at least once each to support your arguments. Make sure you provide parenthetical citations of your sources after all quoted materials. Do not answer in bullet points or in a numbered list. I want this composed as an essay. At the end of your essay you must post a study question of your own for your fellow students to consider and answer in their response posts. DON’T FORGET!!!
1. Give FULL identification of the interviews, the speeches and your textbook : When were they written, delivered, and/or produced? by whom? where? why? their historical setting? who were the intended audiences? Refer to the powerpoint on properly vetting your sources.
2. Your textbook discusses working-class whites leaving the Democratic Party for the Republican Party. Why? What reasons did Reagan give for leaving the Democratic Party?
3. Compare and contrast Reagan’s domestic agenda, especially his Reagonomics, as discussed in your text with Reagan’s own words about it in his speeches. Are the differences significant? Why or Why not?
4. Compare and contrast your textbooks discussions about Reagan’s approach to his foreign policy agenda with his own words from his speeches. Again, Any significant differences? Describe Reagan’s role in the collaspse of Communism and the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.
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