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The 1970s. Nixon Ford Carter. 1971 Betty Friedan March for ERA. Betty Friedan, 1970. Phyllis Schlafly: Pro - Life Anti-feminist. The Seventies. The Rise and Fall of Richard Nixon (1968-74) Domestic Policies : mixed

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the 1970s

The 1970s

Nixon

Ford

Carter

the seventies
The Seventies
  • The Rise and Fall of Richard Nixon (1968-74)
  • Domestic Policies: mixed
  • New Federalism – reduce the size and power of the federal government – power, funds, and responsibility will flow from Washington to the people.
  • Revenue sharing –federal government distributesd tax revenues to states and local govts. To spend as they see fit. Popular with conservatives
stagflation 1970s
Stagflation – 1970s
  • Stagnant economy + rapid inflation
  • Unemployment rose as in a normal recession but prices also increased at alarming rate
  • 1973 - Energy crisis – oil embargo against the U.S.
nixon s foreign policy record
Nixon’s Foreign Policy Record
  • Realpolitik – Henry Kissinger top foreign policy adviser, backed pragmatic approach
  • 1969, Nixon Doctrine – countries do more to help themselves: follows the Vietnamization of war in Vietnam
  • Support for Israel – oil embargo following Yom Kippur War
  • Détente with Soviet Union and China
  • Opens diplomatic relations with China
  • 1972 – historic visit to China
  • SALT – Arms Limitation Treaty, 1971 Salt I
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Nixon and

Kissinger

Open up

China

watergate s legacy 1972 break in resignation in 1974
Watergate’s Legacy1972 break-in – resignation in 1974
  • 1. Showed that no one is above the law
  • 2. Damaged confidence in the presidency
  • 3. Scandals lost their power to shock us
  • 4. Increased the power of the press – no holds barred as before
gerald ford 1974 76
Gerald Ford (1974-76)
  • 1974 - Gerald Ford president
  • OPEC raises oil prices
  • Ford –WIN, Whip Inflation Now, ineffective
  • High unemployment rate
  • 1976 – Jimmy Carter (Washington outsider)
  • Emphasized human rights – foreign policy priority in in contrast to realpolitik of Nixon
jimmy carter 1976 1980
Jimmy Carter 1976 -1980
  • 1976 – Jimmy Carter (Washington outsider)
  • Emphasized human rights – foreign policy priority in in contrast to realpolitik of Nixon
  • 1978 – Treaty, returns control of Panama Canal to Panama in 1999
  • 1978 – Camp David Accords, Jimmy Carter – a peace agreement between Egypt and Israel
  • Death of détente between U.S. and U.S.S.R.; 1979 Soviets march on Afghanistan
  • 1979 – 1981, Hostage crisis in Iran
us supreme court
US SUPREME COURT
  • WARREN COURT (CIVIL / PRIVATE LIBERTIES)
  • 1962 - 63, School District of Abington Township v. Schempp
  • 1963, Gideon v. Wainright
  • 1964 Escobedo and Miranda
  • 1964, New York Times v. Sullivan
  • 1965, Griswold v. Connecticut
  • 1969, WARREN BURGER COURT
  • (By 1971- Nixon appointed four conservatives to the court)
  • 1973, Roe v. Wade
  • 1973, Allan Bakke v. University of California
  • 1989, Webster decision
1970 milestones environmentalism
1970 Milestones - Environmentalism
  • 1970 – First Earth Day celebration – a new environmental movement: awareness / legislation
  • 1972 – Clean Water Act; 1974 – Safe Drinking Water Act
  • EPA: acid rain source water pollution; cars have to reduce pollution
  • 1978 Three Mile island accident - nuclear generating station
  • 1987 Love Canal water – New York state, a chemical waste dump – high cancer death rate
  • ZPG – Zero Population Growth founded in 1968 – two children
  • Population ages and moves south from Rustbelt to Sunbelt – baby bust / retirement boom
  • Growing gender equality in workplace & politics
1970s
1970s
  • “Vietnamization” policy
  • 1970, invasion of Cambodia; Kent State + Jackson State
  • 1970, EPA created, Clean Air Act
  • 1973, Endangered Species Act
  • 1971, Pentagon Papers – Daniel Ellsworth
  • 1973-1974, Watergate Scandals and Nixon’s resignation
  • 1974, Ford assumes the presidency
  • 1976-1980 Jimmy Carter defeats Ford
    • 1978, Camp David agreement
    • 1979, Iranian Revolution; 1979-81 Iranian hostage crisis
  • 1980, Ronald Reagan elected president