Lecture 22

Lecture 22 - May 21, 2008 Page 1 of 3 Lecture 22 The New...

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May 21, 2008 Page 1 of 3 Lecture 22 The New Morality v. The New Right: The U.S. in the 1970s Limits Nothing that Americans wanted lay outside their grasps There was a sense of confidence and omnificence Optimism in the United States after WWII through the Kennedy assassination Everything unraveled with Vietnam and the movements In 1974—Nixon resigned In 1975—Saigon fell to the Communists Throughout the 70s big oil companies used the resource to their financial advantages à long gas lines 1 out of 4 voting Americans believed that there well being was in danger The 1970’s entered an “Age of Less” à had to accept the fact that there were limits The sense of limits frightened them Twilight of Liberalism? Liberalism was strong during the New Deal and Early Kennedy-LBJ years 45 years after FDR, America no longer shared his vision In 1977, it was clear that liberal dreams were unfulfilled Liberalism entered a period of decline
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Lecture 22 - May 21, 2008 Page 1 of 3 Lecture 22 The New...

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