Reagan, The 1980s and the End of the Cold War, Part 2


This lesson reviews the second term of Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Unlike the first, which was marked by high Cold War tensions, Reagan’s next four years saw major breakthroughs in superpower relations and ultimately, as Reagan handed the reigns of the presidency to his successor, George Bush, the end of the Cold War. This lesson also examines some of the cultural features of the 1980s and the scandal (the Iran-Contra Scandal) which almost derailed Reagan’s presidency.