Lecture 15 - EXAM- Thursday April 22, 3-5 pm (GYM) ...

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Unformatted text preview: EXAM- Thursday April 22, 3-5 pm (GYM)  Two hour exam; worth 30% of your final grade  First section will include identification-and- significance type questions (the same as the midterm) Second section will include essay questions (you will have to do TWO)  Exam covers 1920s until the end of the course (Lectures 8-16; Chapters 24-32; Tutorial Readings 3 and 4)  You will have choice in both sections Pace yourself  HINTS: New Deal, Civil Rights, Cold War, Conservative Movement Large government deficits--by 1980, the federal debt was 908 billion  USs declining share of the world market (exports)--- drops from 32% in 1955 to 18% in 1970  American businesses have to compete with cheap foreign imports from Asia and Latin America 1973 Oil Embargo- by 1973, US is importing one-third of its oil from foreign nations (mostly Arab countries who have formed OPEC)  In retaliation for US support of Israel, in 1973, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries or OPEC, imposes an embargo on oil to the US, thereby driving up oil prices for Americans Many parts of the US experience deindustrialization-the process by which the manufacturing-based economy of a region or country declines (US companies moved production to low-wage countries)  Decent paying manufacturing jobs are replaced by service jobs, many of which are low-wage jobs Political and economic power shifts from the older industrial cities of the Northeast and Midwest to the South and West As the industrial base of the Northeast declines, some workers relocate to the South Retirees move South taking with them their retirement packages and Social Security checks Defense spending revitalizes the region Manufacturers from the Northern US relocate to the South because of the absence of labor unions there Massive immigration boosts the population of the South (Mexico, Latin America) Air conditioning and tourism Population growth in the Sunbelt states benefits the Republican Party  By 1970, white Southerners have switched to the Republican Party, in part because the Democrats supported civil rights  South also has a long history of conservatism and belief in states rights Jimmy Carter (Democrat), defeats Gerald Ford (Nixons successor) Believes the US should promote human rights worldwide  Reduces US aid to some dictatorships (Chile, El Salvador etc.)  1978- brokers a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt Soviets invade Afghanistan to prop up the Soviet-friendly government against attacks from Islamic fundamentalist and nationalist rebels (the Mujahedeen) Under Carters...
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2010 for the course HST HST 210 taught by Professor Dr.jennycarson during the Winter '10 term at Ryerson.

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