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The Origins of the “Seventies”. The Election of ’68 & the origins of the ’70s Richard M. Nixon & the politics of Vietnam The “Silent Majority” speech (Nov. 3, 1969) Kevin Philips & the “Southern Strategy” Sweet Home Alabama Okie from Muskogee. Vietnam & the Seventies.

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The origins of the seventies

The Origins of the “Seventies”

  • The Election of ’68 & the origins of the ’70s

  • Richard M. Nixon & the politics of Vietnam

  • The “Silent Majority” speech (Nov. 3, 1969)

  • Kevin Philips & the “Southern Strategy”

    • Sweet Home Alabama

    • Okie from Muskogee


Vietnam the seventies

Vietnam & the Seventies

  • “changing the color of the corpses”: Troop withdrawals & domestic politics

  • The “secret plan,” Congress & the money

  • The invasion of Cambodia

  • Kent State, May, 1970

    • Ohio

  • Henry Kissinger, Le Duc Tho and “Peace with Honor” in Vietnam


Nixon s foreign policy

Nixon’s Foreign Policy

  • The End of the Vietnam War?

    • POW/MIA

  • The Cold War & Global unrest

  • Détente

    • The China Game


Watergate american political culture

Watergate & American Political Culture

  • The Watergate Break-in

  • CREEP: The Committee to Re-Elect the President

  • Nixon Resigns (1974)


Domestic politics in the 70s

Domestic Politics in the ‘70s

  • The Women’s Movement

  • Betty Freidan, The Feminine Mystique

  • Women’s Liberation

  • Gloria Steinem: “a women needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle”

  • The “feminization of poverty”

  • Roe vs. Wade & Reproductive Rights


The environmental movement

The Environmental Movement

  • The Environmental Movement

    • Silent Spring, 1962

    • The EPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act,

    • Earth Day, 1970

    • Water Pollution Control Act (1972)

    • Endangered Species Act (1973)

    • Three Mile Island


Civil rights the politics of race

Civil Rights & the Politics of Race

  • “Urban Renewal” vs. “white flight”: the Ghetto

    • Whitey on the Moon

    • Winter in America

  • The Jefferson’s: “Movin’ on Up” vs. Inner-City Blues


Good times in the ghetto

“Good Times” in the Ghetto

  • Good Times. Any time you meet a payment. Good Times. Any time you need a friend. Good Times. Any time you're out from under. Not getting hassled, not getting hustled. Keepin' your head above water, making a wave when you can. Temporary lay offs. Good Times. Easy credit rip offs. Good Times. Scratchin' and surviving. Good Times. Hangin in a chow line. Good Times. Ain't we lucky we got 'em. Good Times.


The rise of the new right

The Rise of the “New Right”

  • The “rustbelt” vs. the “sunbelt”

    • Demographic & Political change

  • The Anti Politics Machine: “big government,” “tax & spend,” “creeping socialism,” & Bussing

  • Phyllis Schlafly & The Eagle Forum

    The ERA as the end of American civilization

  • The “New Right” Think Tanks:

    • The Scaif Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, the Hoover Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, etc.

  • The Religious Revival (?)

    • Pat Robertson, Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker, Jerry Fallwell, Jimmy Swaggart, et al.


The 70s malaise

The ’70s & Malaise

  • The Election of Jimmy Carter

  • On Domestic Policy

    • OPEC, the Oil Embargo & the energy crisis, October, 1973…

    • The economy: the dilemma of Stagflation

  • On Foreign Policy

    • The Iranian Revolution

      • Ayatollah Khomeini


Us trade balance

US Trade Balance


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