14_PostWar American State PPT

14_PostWar American State PPT - 9/1/2010 The American State...

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9/1/2010 1 The American State in Crisis and Triumph Kent State 1970: Student/Guard tension turned fatal People’s Republic of China
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9/1/2010 2 Mao and Nixon, Beijing 1972 Brezhnev and Nixon, Moscow 1972 SALT I (1972) limited future production & deployment of ballistic missiles and antiballistic missile systems Jimmy Carter made international human rights a centerpiece of his presidency
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9/1/2010 3 Carter’s Panama Canal Treaty signed over control of the canal to Panama as of 12/31/1999 Afghanistan 1979 Sadat, Carter, and Begin meet at Camp David 1978 Muhammad Pahlavi 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini 1979 Iran proved a tenuous situation for the US when Khomeini overthrew the shah, Pahlavi
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4 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Economic crisis followed 1950s prosperity: “stagflation” (inflation + recession = stall) Inflation at 12% by 1974 Trade imbalance first time since 1893 Unemployment at 6% by 1970 1973: oil prices up 400% + shortage Nixon riding high when re- elected in 1972 . . .not so much by 1974
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course AMH 2020 taught by Professor minor during the Fall '11 term at Santa Fe College.

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