Political climate would relate to liberal or conservative leanings; this would definitely effect decision making on all levels.
ok but how could i break down this question into a powerpoint presentation and could you explain the first part of the question. i always have trouble figuring out what the question is exactly asking or what it means.
This site is an overview of the 80's
These sites are on economics:
This site is an overview of politics:
This site is on American society during the 80's
When you have put together some ideas... please repost for further suggestions.