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Migration and Immigration in the 1990s and 2000s


Read the excerpt and answer the following question.
“Reagan personified the Sunbelt’s role in the transformation of American politics at the end of the twentieth century. More to the point, Reagan’s presidency, but especially his campaign for the presidency, articulated a hopeful and appealing vision for America — one ostensibly rooted in a reverence for the nation’s revolutionary past, but one that was actually more powerfully organized around the ideals of the postwar Sunbelt. During the 1980s, with Reagan as their popular figurehead, Sunbelt conservatives finally seized control of the national Republican party.”
-Source: Sean P. Cunningham, historian, American Politics in the Postwar Sunbelt: Conservative Growth in a Battleground Region, 2014
Which of the following most directly led to the changes described in the excerpt?
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