Jones27 - U.S. Consumption “I Will Never Lie to You”...

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CHAPTER 27 RECONSIDERING NATIONAL PRIORITIES 1972–1979 CREATED EQUAL
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RECONSIDERING NATIONAL PRIORITIES Overview Twin Shocks: Détente and Watergate Discovering the Limits of the U.S. Economy Reshuffling Politics Diffusing the Women’s Movement
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TWIN SHOCKS: DÉTENTE AND WATERGATE (1972) Triangular Diplomacy: U.S., Russia, and China Initiates détente S.U., Nixon first U.S. President to visit China (1972) Scandal 6/72: Nixon’s reelection campaign breaks into Democratic National Committee Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel, Mistrust of politicians and politics Nixon resigns (8/74), VP Ford grants full pardon
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Economy falters: The End of the Long Boom “Stagflation” War spending Wages drop Unemployment rise More citizens living in poverty; Gap between rich and poor widens Drop in productivity U.S. corporations move jobs to Mexico Maquiladoras Anti-immigrant sentiments Oil Embargo (1973)
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Imported Petroleum as Share of
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Unformatted text preview: U.S. Consumption “I Will Never Lie to You” Jimmy Carter wins Presidency in 1976, A reaction to the previous years of corruption Moralistic views Desire to balance the federal budget hampers Carter’s work with the Congress Desire to end racial discrimination, promotion of human rights Signs treaties giving Panama sovereignty over canal THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT The Meanings of Women’s Liberation: personal is political New Opportunities in Education, the Workplace, and Family Life Equality Under the Law; Title IX: comparable dollars for men’s and women’s sports programs Roe v. Wade : grants women right to make decision of whether to continue a pregnancy Backlash “In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption.” President Jimmy Carter, 1979...
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