Ronald Reagan Republican National Convention Acceptance Speech (excerpt), July 17, 1980

In his acceptance speech at the 1980 Republican Convention in Detroit, Michigan, Ronald Reagan cited the “worst energy shortage in our history” as a major rationale for his candidacy. 

How did Reagan use high energy prices and fears of energy scarcity to attack 1970s environmental regulation and the Carter Administration?

What was Reagan’s proposed solution?

Citation: 
Ronald Reagan Republican National Convention Acceptance Speech, July 17, 1980.
Library Item date: 
1980