Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address Analysis

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HST 256 History of the US since 1865 Take-home Final Exam Leung Fung Kiu 1132824 Que1. Ronald Reagan announced in his inaugural address in 1981, “In the present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” How did Reagan’s statement respond to the challenges faced by the United States in the 1970s, and did the policies he pursued while president resolve these challenges? Ronald Reagan was the 40th President with excellent communication skill of the United States (US) from 1989 to 1989. In his regime, he changed the direction of government role, implemented new economic policies and peaceful diplomatic strategy. He brought new hope for US comparing to previous presidents. The challenges faced by US in…show more content…
When American supported for Israel, the Middle Eastern Oil Producers was unhappy with US’s diplomatic actions hence to stop oil exports to US. In this oil crisis, the energy price was increasing as a result of decrease on supply, which eventually led to inflation. Besides, the production of American manufacturing declined and the trade deficit with Japan and German increased. Between 1960 and 1980, the proportion of American labors in manufacturing dropped from 38% to 28%. This change derived from the employers turned to mechanizing production and eliminating jobs to reduce the labor costs under the high-wage union manufacturing jobs. There were fierce competition from abroad like South Korea, Germany and Japan and strong dollars, which these made American products harder to…show more content…
The anti-American sentiment from now on increased in Iran. Another fuel to ant-American sentiment was the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. United States involved in Cuba to avoid Soviet Union establishing nuclear weapons. The Six-Day War or called 1967 Arab-Israel War, which the war fought between Israel and neighboring small states in Arab such as Egypt and Syria. For this time, US fully supported Israel to fight against their neighboring small states, Arab. As a result, Arab was lost and Israel. The above series of wars on different areas in the world was permitted by the US Congress. The loser of Arab was the indirect enemy of US because US helped their direct enemy, Israel. It was unfair that US only support the Israel and their assistance lead to Arab lost battle. It acerbated Arabian’s anti-American emotion because were huge pressure from the resentful masses to Arabian

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