This is a 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidents - Ronald Reagan's Impact on the Supreme Court. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Reagan era of the 1980s is often remembered for the President’s pursuit of ending the Cold War and his legacy as the “Great Communicator.” Reagan had signaled a desire to have an influence on the Court during the 1980 presidential campaign. His impact on the Supreme Court was also significant and still relevant today.
During his 8 years in office, President Reagan elevated a Chief Justice, had 3 nominations confirmed, 1 rejected and another nominee withdrawn from consideration in the Senate. As a candidate he said he would appoint a woman to the Supreme Court, and he also pledged to reverse the Roe v. Wade decision and any court decision that barred prayers in public schools.
President Reagan made good on his first promise when he nominated Arizona judge Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court. Reagan personally vouched that O’Connor’s views on abortion would be acceptable to conservatives.
Few would argue about the impact that the Reagan appointees had the Court in the following years. O’Connor was viewed as a key swing vote on the Court until her retirement in 2006. Today, Kennedy is portrayed as the swing vote on many key issues. Scalia’s legacy as a conservative voice on the Court is well-known. Rehnquist was also seen as a key figure in what are viewed as conservative-leaning decisions during his tenure as Chief Justice.
The presentation covers the following:
Sandra Day O’Connor
William H. Rehnquist
Bork & Scalia
Antonin G. Scalia
Anthony M. Kennedy
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This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.