Trends of the Eighties Presented By

Political trends of the 80s
•Election of President Ronald Reagan •Redirection of –Political energy –Purpose –Perspective

Reagan/Bush

Social Trends of the 80s
Robin Williams once said that Cocaine was,

“God's way of showing you were making too much money.”

80s Humor
Q: What is the difference between Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor?

A: Michael Jackson was burned using Pepsi and Richard Pryor was burned using Coke.

Operation Mallorca
Colombian Drug and Money Laundering Ring Shattered

Economic Trends
• Recession • Bankruptcies – 50% • Farmers • Agricultural • Crops fell

1981 vs. 1989 Economy / Prices     • President: George Bush
• • • • • • • • • • President: Ronald W. Reagan Vice President: George Bush Population: 229,465,714 Life expectancy: 74.1 years Federal spending: $678.25 billion Federal debt: $994.8 billion Inflation: 10.2% Unemployment: 7.1% Prices Cost of a new home: $83,000.00 Median Household Income: $19,074.00 Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.38 Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.22

• Vice President: Dan Quayle Population: 246,819,230 • Life expectancy: 75.1 years Federal spending: $1143.17 billion • Federal debt: $2868.0 billion • Inflation: 4.6% • Unemployment: 5.5% • Prices Cost of a new home: $148,800.00 • Median Household Income: $28,906.00 • Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.12 • Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.34

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