Event Name: 1980 Election
Type of event: This was a political event because it caused a change in the government.
Causes: Americans wanted a firm, patriotic leader who had a plan to fix the economic problems carrying over from the 1970s.
Course: Jimmy Carter was running for reelection, and Americans overall were very unhappy with his leadership. Ronald Reagan emerged as his challenger, a former actor with great public skills and a plan.
Consequence: They elected Ronald Reagan in 1980 who had a controversial plan for fixing the U.S. economy, later dubbed “Reaganomics.”