This course will examine the 1980s in the U.S. and suggest answers to some of the key questions about that period. Did a “Reagan Revolution” occur? If so, what did it entail? Why was President Reagan so committed to tax cuts? How did Reagan’s antigovernment views affect Title IX’s enforcement? How did Reagan’s deregulation policy affect environmental regulations? How did immigration policy change in the 1980s? Why did Reagan advocate eliminating nuclear weapons? Was Reagan responsible for the Soviet Union’s demise and the Cold War’s end?