70s - Week 11: The Seventies 5. What are the central...

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Week 11: The Seventies 5. What are the central characteristics of the seventies? President Richard M. Nixon promised to “restore truth and openness to the White House, terminate the war in southeast Asia and bring Americans together again” While Nixon was president, he worked toward conservatism. Southern conservatives were put into the supreme court panel. Overall, conservatives regained decisive power in shaping political agenda. Those who sought to restore and rebuild America would represent traditional and conservative values rather than innovative or radical ones. Americans were sick of New Deal liberalism and ready to rebel against an intellectual and media elite. Beginning of the 70s, US troops began coming home from Vietnam. But bombing on N. Vietnam increased. Americans accepted this, mainly in part because our people were coming home. Protests and rallies in the US resided, the “left” took a step back. Due to increased defense spending, inflation reached a rate of 4.5 percent in
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course HISTORY 101 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '11 term at United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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