Unformatted text preview: The Century: “1976-1980 starting over”
1. Why was 1976 a good year to focus on starting over?
200 year birthday. 2. Name 3 reasons the U.S. felt that perhaps the nation’s best days were over:
didn't elect president nixon's pardon vietnam war 3. Why did Jimmy Carter seem like a good candidate in 1976?
Carter represented old American ideals. 4. Why was there so much voter apathy (not caring) in that election?
They lost the vietnam war (the big cause). 5. How did music change and impact culture in the second half of the seventies?
disco from the blues & studio 54. 6. What became the new focus of Americans?
Self improvement/self care. 7. Describe the debilitating challenges faced by President Carter in each bubble: Winter of ’77:
coldest winter in 44 years Toxic Waste
Polluted water, harmed children. Energy Shortage:
Nation sacrificed their energy
consumption for jobs. School Busing
Led to race wars Foreign
Detroit lost it's popularity. Gay Rights
Rioting for rights. 8. What became the goal of the Ayatollah Khomeini?
Remove westernism from Iran. 9. What shook America’s trust in nuclear
power? How did OPEC compound our problems?
gas prices raised Nuclear failure 10. What did Carter say in his “Malaise
America is lacking confidence and community. How did America respond?
Favorable. 11. The U.S. granted the Shah of Iran asylum. What then happened in Iran?
American hostages. 12. How did the winter Olympics of 1980 give America “new hope”?
Beat soviets in hockey. 13. What did Ronald Reagan seem to offer in 1980?
optimism in America 14. On what was Carter working on until his
final minutes in office?
freeing the hostages Was he successful?
No, servicemen were killed. ...
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