HST11-28-07 - how much pollution industries can...

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The 1970s, From Silent Majority to Watergate: 11/28/07 Nixon’s Silent Majority – elected in 1968 “Law and Order President” appealed to people that weren’t out on the streets protesting, “good Americans”…domestic policies looked like those of democrats…wanted to reform the welfare system (family assistance plan) but was not approved by the senate. Nixon and the Environmental Movement - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring – federal government marine biologist experimented with DDT and found that it had harmful effects on animals and humans. She launched the environmental movement and made Americans think about what was happening with the environment DDT, insecticide – manmade chemical used mostly on cotton crops in the south…sprayed throughout neighborhoods in the summer and spring…hurt wildlife and humans…federal government was not regulating the use of these chemicals Environmental Protection Agency – monitors the environment and controls
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Unformatted text preview: how much pollution industries can produce…US government restricted the use of DDT and insecticides • Agency, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act - Nixon, Corruption and Conflict – Although Nixon was a very smart President, he was paranoid with maintaining his power. • Pentagon Papers – classified study of the Vietnam war…New York Times got copies of the papers and ran them as their lead story…exposed the problems with Vietnam…Nixon was unable to prevent the Times of printing the papers. • Watergate – Nixon was hiring a group of individuals to monitor the Democratic Party (wiretap) the night before the election. When the truth came out, Nixon engaged in a cover-up. This destroyed the Nixon Administration and Nixon became the first President to resign in August 1974. Economic Crisis- • Trade deficit - • Globalization - • Capital Migration - • Inflation - • Energy Crisis -...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HST 202 taught by Professor Gisolfi during the Fall '07 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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