It’s Morning in America.


After reading the assigned textbook chapters, please watch Ronald Reagan’s 1984 presidential campaign advertisement, “It’s Morning in America.”  In a 500-word MLA style essay, compare Reagan’s hopeful views of the country with the 1983 congressional testimony from AIDS patients and a 1981 interview with a man battling drug addiction.  What is the significance of these three sources and what do they reveal about US society in the 1980s? How can you explain Reagan’s “Morning in America” optimism given the stark realities of the AIDS crisis and the crack epidemic? After reading about the Reagan presidency in the textbook, do you agree that it was “Morning in America” during the 1980s? Why or why not?  Statements of AIDS patients (1983) Morning in America (1984) An Interview with Bob Williams (1981) Guidelines  Essay assignments should conform to MLA format and cite the associated reading/resource. Use a 12-point font. Use double spacing, so there is room for me to write comments. Include your last name in the filename (example: Unit-1 AS1 Smith.)  It should be a Word (.doc or .docx) format file.