Reagan Revolution Essay

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Reagan Revolution Through President Obama Gary Clark Strayer University March 17, 2012 HIS 105 Professor Reeves Identify at least two major historical turning points in the period under discussion. Two major historical turning points in the period under discussion would be Hurricane Katrina and the election of President Obama. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. At least 1,833 people died in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane; total property damage was estimated at $81 billion, nearly triple the damage brought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 and crossed southern Florida as a moderate Category 1 hurricane, causing some deaths and flooding there before strengthening rapidly in the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane over the warm Gulf water, but weakened before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on the morning of Monday, August 29 in southeast Louisiana. It caused severe destruction along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge (Parks, R. 2009 p.2). The second major historical turning point in the period under discussion was the election of President Obama. In the election of 2008 Barack Obama became the 44th and the first African-American President of the United States. This job came with a lot of domestic, economic, diplomatic, and political problems. The country was divided by culture wars, economy on the edge of collapse, and foreign events continued to

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