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The Past Three Decades: Years of Crisis - Years of Triumph

This chapter examines the impact of the collapse of Communism on international stability; the resurgence of the American economy during the 1990s; and the presidencies of Ronald Regan, George Bush and Bill Clinton.

Watergate
Crisis of Political Leadership
Restraining the Imperial Presidency
New Style Presidents
Wrenching Economic Transformations
The Age of Inflation
Oil Embargo
Foreign Competition
Whipping Stagflation
A New American Role in the World
D├ętente
Foreign Policy Triumphs
No Islands of Stability
The Reagan Revolution
The Gipper
Reaganomics
The Celebration of Wealth
The Reagan Doctrine
A Remarkable Ideological Turnaround
The Reagan Revolution in Perspective
The First Bush Presidency
Collapse of Communism
The Persian Gulf War
The Clinton Presidency
Entering a New Century