VIP Video - Retreat and Resurrection (Lesson 20 from American History)

Part of American History Lectures

View VIP editions of Professor Larry's lectures on American History, based on his best-selling book A Patriot's History of the United States of America. You can get the full curriculum in the American History Course.

Part of American History Lectures

View VIP editions of Professor Larry's lectures on American History, based on his best-selling book A Patriot's History of the United States of America. You can get the full curriculum in the American History Course.

VIP Video - Retreat and Resurrection (Lesson 20 from American History)
VIP Video filed in American History

This lesson examines the presidency of Jimmy Carter, malaise, Americans taken hostage in Iran, and the rise of Ronald Reagan, who rebuilt the US military, defeated the USSR, and re-established the American economy as the most powerful in the world. Reagan’s strategy was to attack on all fronts: diplomatic, moral, economic, cultural, and of course militarily. Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, increasingly boxed in, had to take deal after deal when confronted with this onslaught. Reagan left as one of the most popular presidents ever.


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