When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, the country was in the midst of, in his words, the "worst economic mess since the Great Depression." Unemployment was at 7.5%, and 8 million people were looking for jobs. Inflation was at its highest point in decades, nearly 15% in March of 1980. Marginal tax rates were as high as 70%, and economic growth was stagnant.
Now, thanks to a partnership with the California Council for Economic Education, we've developed a set of interactive, primary source based lessons that allow students to learn the story of President Reagan’s approach to fixing America’s economic woes. His vision, his policies, and their impact have come to be known as Reaganomics.
These lessons were made possible through the generous support of:
The Peter & Judy Copses Foundation, Gary Simons, and Andy Puzder.