Reagan and the Election of 1980
Where and when
August 18, 2020
1 p.m. ET - 2 p.m. ET
As we quickly approach the 2020 presidential election, Ashbrook is looking back to see what insights we can glean from history. While no one knows the outcome of the elections in November, we can learn important lessons from our history.
Each episode of this three-part webinar series will focus on a single pivotal election to examine the important people and events of those times to see what we can learn for today. The series, taken together, will provide attendees with a view of American presidential electoral politics as it has evolved over the centuries, how things have changed, and how in some cases, things have been remarkably consistent.
These live programs are free to all, and attendees will be able to ask the panelists questions via the chat function during the program. All episodes will air at 8 pm Eastern Time and will last 60 minutes each.
Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor Political Science at Ashland University and Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center, will lead each episode, interviewing a different scholar from our graduate faculty each week.
This first episode will be held on August 18 on the topic, Reagan and the Election of 1980. Jeff will be joined by Dr. Chris Burkett. Recommended readings are below.
- Acceptance Speech 1980 Democratic Convention, Jimmy Carter, 14 AUG 1980
- Crisis of Confidence Speech, Jimmy Carter, 15 July 1979
- A Time for Choosing, Ronald Reagan, 27 OCT 1964
- Acceptance Speech at 1980 Republican Convention, Ronald Reagan, 17 July 1980
- Transcript: Presidential Debate in Cleveland, OH, 28 OCT 1980
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