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WITCH - Women’s International Terrorist Committee from Hell would go into corporations dressed as witches and demand women’s liberation SCUM - Society for Cutting Up Men Betsy Warrior Gains 1972 - Congress passes ERA - 35 states quickly ratified and wrote own equal rights amendment; needed 38 1973 - ruled Roe vs. Wade to allow abortion in US National Women’s Conference - Houston, TX - first time fed. gov’t funded women’s conference - First Lady Roslyn Carter and Betty Ford both showed up - women’s liberation supported by both Democrats and Republicans - 20,000 women showed up - demanded same things as NOW, but also 2 other things - federal funding for abortions and end of discrimination against gays and lesbians Response Conservatives and Conservative women went on attack - Phyllis Schlafly - lawyer, in charge of organization Stop ERA - called women’s conference foolish ERA wasn’t passed until 1981 Results Legal Rights - in the 35 states that passed ERA, also passed their own ERA Divorce laws changed - much more of property issue - if children involved - child support - if children aren’t involved - alimonies; men would pay women to maintain lifestyle • Education as of 200 - women earned 57% of baccalaureates quotas ended at professional schools Affirmative Action tremendous increase of women workers - 5% to almost 40% who benefitted? WOMEN
HIST 106 - Anderson III. Watergate Scandal Watergate June 1972 - 5 men broke into Watergate put bugs in Democratic National Headquarters; there to readjust devices left the door ajar - security guard saw the door and arrested the men police searched their room at Watergate Complex - found a notebook w/ names of officials working for Nixon Administration McCord, Hunt, and Liddy - worked for committee to re-elect president named Creep Nixon said he didn’t know anything about it - everyone believed him Why? Richard Nixon was 20 points ahead in approval rating of Democratic nominee all men pleaded guilty of burglary - the judge was confused; what was the motive? 2 of the 5 men started asking White House for money and White House secretly gives them money and pays for lawyers - makes American public feel a little nervous Congress holds vote - investigate 1972 election Nixon’s Administration - Ehrlichman and Haldeman - two closest advisors - Dean - Nixon’s personal lawyer Investigation Spring 1973 - start to call people in front of Ervin Committee Dean, Ehrlichman, and Haldeman start to talk about election public puts pressure on president to name special prosecutor to investigate Nixon makes a mistake - nominated Edward Cox - Harvard law professor - Cox was a bulldog and Liberal - starts heavy investigation on what’s going on Cox interviews one man in front of Senate - We want to know what happened on June 20 - we all know the men were discussing the election - if you really want to know, just listen to the tapes - Nixon uses tape recorder - voice activated; always on Cox demands Nixon to turn over tapes - Nixon fires Cox Fall 1973 - more and more Americans were confused Vice President Agnew resigns - bribed

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