1980s Summary

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1,589 words, approx. 6 pages
1980s: Fashion By the 1980s, American fashion recovered from polyester leisure suits and hot pants—the strange fashion trends of the 1970s—and became far more tasteful. Leading the way w... Read more
4,330 words, approx. 15 pages
1980s: Film and Theater Special effects had begun to play a larger role in films in the 1970s, but it was in the 1980s that special effects began to be used to make a wide range of movies more excitin... Read more
3,500 words, approx. 12 pages
1980s: Print Culture The publishing industry was very much affected by the trends affecting other areas of popular culture in the 1980s—the concentration of power in large corporations and the ... Read more
19,814 words, approx. 67 pages
Anxiety. The general anxiety the American public felt toward science and technology in the 1970s deepened during the 1980s. In the 1970s many Americans began to doubt a long-standing faith that scien... Read more
20,533 words, approx. 69 pages
The Great Divide. The decade of the 1980s was a great period of restructuring for the majority of religions in the United States. Coming off the turbulent eras of the 1960s and early 1970s many tradi... Read more
25,417 words, approx. 85 pages
Topics in the News Cable and the Decline of the Big Three The Cable News Network Computers: Machines of the Decade The Computer Revolution Fox: The Fourth Network MTV and its Influence New Magazines ... Read more
31,133 words, approx. 104 pages
AIDS American Consumerism Americanism Returns The Antinuclear Movement Baby Boomers Become "Yuppies" Child Abuse A Supreme Court Decision On Child Abuse The Cocaine Crisis Cocaine Anonymous... Read more
27,517 words, approx. 92 pages
The Reagan Revolution. With the election of former California governor Ronald Reagan to the presidency, the country was entering a decade of change that was soon to become known as the Reagan revolut... Read more
44,915 words, approx. 150 pages
The Reagan Decade. In American politics the 1980s were the decade of Ronald Reagan, who was elected president in 1980 and succeeded by his vice president, George Bush, in 1989. Reagan's vision of the... Read more
17,145 words, approx. 58 pages
Conservatism and Luxury. The turbulent, self-expressive era of the 1960s and 1970s evolved into the 1980s — in fashion, a decade marked by traditionalism, luxury, and consumerism. Many American... Read more
22,967 words, approx. 77 pages
Expanded Opportunity. In the early 1980s the educational policy catchword changed from equity to excellence. Battles had raged during the 1960s and 1970s over expanding educational equity and opport... Read more
17,543 words, approx. 59 pages
Economic Malaise. Many Americans perceived the 1980s as a prosperous and pleasant decade, especially in contrast to the 1970s. As the 1980s unfolded, however, others argued that the ailments of the n... Read more
7,416 words, approx. 25 pages
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