AP U.S. History 3.3 Period 9: 1980-Present

AP U.S. History 3.3 Period 9: 1980-Present. The pattern depicted on the graph from 1980 to 1988 best serves as evidence to which of the following?

AP U.S. HistoryPeriod 9: 1980-Present
Interventionist Foreign PolicyA Legacy of Intervention
Reagan's Opposition to Communism
The End of the Cold War
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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answer pretty good all right Americans love their military it's right up there

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with apple pie baseball and those flappy inflatable guys outside car dealerships [Soldier looking at flappy inflatable tube man]

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and you know what they say if you truly love someone drop mad cash on them so

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our question revolves around the chart right here

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first things first we need to identify the pattern with the questions talking

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about let's take a gander well from 1980 to 1988 the United States steadily

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increased its military spending question into why well remember that old song [Military appear]

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this is the war that never ends it just goes on and on my friends well that song

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was based on the true story of the Vietnam War and though it felt like it [Soldier playing whack a mole]

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lasted forever it actually ended in the early to mid 70s the Vietnam War was

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long over by the 80s well let's put a big fat x over A next let's see what

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we think about D it would make perfect sense for the government to follow up Mo

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Money mo military philosophy after all it's easier today hit up the toy store [Soldiers enters Toy store]

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with a big fat lot of cash in your wallet but first we have to ask

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ourselves well was 1980-88 a period of rapid dramatic economic growth it turns

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out and yes and no well though the eighties were times economic expansion [Buildings appear on street]

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perhaps a better description for the growth would be steady yet sensible it's

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definitely not President Reagan's main reason for making it rain on the [Military men appear and money falls]

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military go again cut off D because there's just no no best joy now let's

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take a look at the final two options remember the pattern on the chart shows

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a steady increase in military spending and we're not sure that would be [Gorbachev and Raegan shaking hands]

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necessary if Reagan and Gorbachev had a burgeoning alliance while military

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spending generally reflect things like biron fortitude rather than friendship

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but this budding bromance didn't develop until the later stages of the decade so [Gorbacev and Raegan speaking as neighbors]

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put on some tinning music because that we're going to put Ziyi on hold which

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leaves us would be the reinvigoration of anti-communist foreign policy while

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considering Cold War politics continued throughout the 80s we can conclude that

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America's anti-communist policies were in full force President Reagan beefed up [Captain America appears on golf course]

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the military budget so the board did break out America could kick some

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serious Russian booty in other words military strong anyway

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that growth in military spending is seen on the chart corresponds to America's

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anti-communist way so go ahead and be what you want to be now that that's done

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with who can we contact about a Reagan Gorbachev bromance movie [Raegan and Gorbachev at a bromance movie]