80's Economic Changes

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The 1980’s is well-known for its remarkable pop culture, eccentric outfits, and amazing films. One part of the 80’s most people don’t hear and/or care about is: the politics. This time period had some very important people, events, and economic tactics that were crucial. The politics, while slim, have had a significant impact on the way the government acts today and the way it will behave in the future. Significant wage changes, which would help push the gender-equality campaign even further and put a gap between skilled labor and unskilled labor. An article published in May, 1989, explains these economic changes and how they affected life during this time. “First, from 1979 to 1987 the estimated average within-sex, experience adjusted hourly…show more content…
The Berlin wall was a wall put up after World War II by the allied powers to separate East Berlin and West Berlin. The United States ruled West Berlin while the Soviet Union ruled East Berlin. The authors of the article, “ 25 Years on: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Changed the World”, said, “ Even though the U.S.S.R. ‘s final collapse came two years later, the fall of the wall that separated West from East Berlin more than any other single moment symbolizes the end of the Cold War”( ). After World War II, a new war started: The Cold War. It was a large arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States that ultimately ended by the Soviet Union disbanding. The fall of the Berlin wall gave a profound statement that the Cold War was over and the people of Germany could reunite. This was a momentous occasion not only for the people of Germany but for the United States as a world…show more content…
The Reagan party helped promote the “War on Drugs”, which was a drug prohibition enforced on the United States. During this time, a hysteria over drugs had encompassed a large portion of the United States, resulting in laws being passed which prohibited the use of “illegal” drugs ( A brief history on the war on drugs). This was important to our culture because it started a longstanding hatred of drugs, where up until recently all drugs not for medical use, were illegal. Because this was becoming a bigger problem more people were being put in jail than ever, resulting in less space in prisons. The problem of less space in prisons, is still prevalent today, and doesn’t seem like it will fade away any time
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