Political and Cultural Fusions

Review Questions

Which statement best describes Reagan’s political style?

  1. folksy and likeable
  2. conservative and inflexible
  3. liberal and pragmatic
  4. intelligent and elitist



What rationale did Phyllis Schlafly and her STOP ERA movement cite when opposing the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment?

  1. the ERA would ultimately lead to the legalization of abortion
  2. the ERA provided insufficient civil rights protections for women
  3. mothers could not be feminists
  4. the ERA would end gender-specific privileges women enjoyed



What were some of the primary values of the Moral Majority?


Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority believed the country was drifting ever further toward immorality. The evidence they cited included the legalization of abortion, the feminist movement, and sex education in public schools.