9/11 attacks gains considerable international support for USA, 3000 die
OPEC problems with oil production (power is greater than price)
August 2, 1990 Bush says that the Kuwait aggression will not stand.
West Point Speech: June 2
George H. W. Bush was suspected as less conservative. Voodoo economics in
reference to Reagan-economics. He had a modern E. image and financed many social
programs. He was the republican nomination. He became famous for saying, Read my
lips: no new taxes,
Supply-side economics: deals with individuals/businesses that produce! This kind of
economics stimulates supply rather than demand side of economics.
Tax rate at the time was 91% which Reagan claims ridiculous. He cuts taxes.
Reagan sees decline against S
Phyllis Schlafly: stop the ERA campaign because said it threatened family and family
values; take away protection of women, allow gay marriage, allow unisex bathrooms,etc.
(woman speaking against feminism)
Express Yourself Madonna song
Ellen Goodman write
1972 Nixon visits China (first president to do so) to open trade with them and ten visits
Soviet Union to sign arms control
Some people were upset with Dtente. Ford had people stop using the term.
America doesnt have same power as it did before. Inflation
The 1970s: Chicano Movement, Mexican American Activism, Native American
Activism, affirmative action, liberal and radical feminism, gay liberation, invasion of
Cambodia, technology, Watergate scandal, environmentalism, etc.
Jimmy Carter became
There are ineffective governments in Vietnam. LBJ calls Vietnam the biggest damn
mess I ever saw, claiming that the USA was stuck in a war we shouldnt be in, but that
there was no way to get out of it
Gulf of Tonkin Incidents: 1. August 1964 N. Vietnamese
Martin Luther King (MLK) implements Project C, which stands for confrontation;
confronts discrimination. Images taken at this time stir emotion and sympathy in
Americans. Violence in Birmingham, AL is awful. JFK raises awareness.
Selma, Al: about 50% of r
Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet TV show that utilizes rock n roll with the Nelson
family characters ex. Ricky Nelson; criticized TV show
Kinsey Reports: reports on premarital sex; addresses sex symbols such as Marilyn
Winston Churchill gave Iron Cu
Fear of Stalin
Beginning of Cold War
Walter Lippmann wrote about the Cold War and adopted the Ideology of Preparedness;
USA forces intervene the Korean War with Genearl Douglas MacArthur sent into South
Korea. Eventually Chinese also ent
Women during war had more opportunity. Even housewives helped. Rosie the
Riveter was a symbol of women power during this time period: vital to defense
industries and encouraged volunteerism. Women filled in for men and there were 19
million working women
Harry Truman, VP, took over as president when Roosevelt died.
Arsenal of Democracy: no damage to infrastructure; allows easy switch to wartime
production; America gears up for war
Phillip Randolph: head of Brotherhood of Sleeping Car porters
Charles A. Lindbergh also gave a speech on September 11, 1941. He was the first to fly
a plane all the way around the world and became a celebrity. Someone kidnapped and
murdered his son. He gives a speech in DeMoines, Iowa and warns Jews of the wars
Roosevelt Recession: renaugerated for 2nd term; 1/3 of Americans werent living with
proper needs met; he never abandoned his commitment to a balanced budget
New Deal plan falls short of equality for people of color for 2 major reasons: 1.
Emergency Banking Act sought to help banks; immediately passed in Congress (within
38 minutes); assures people that it is safe to put $ in bank
Political Pressure and the 2nd New Deal: Roosevelts New Deal had popular support, but
would not last. The strug
Herbert Hoover: great engineer for reputation as problem solver; orphan from rural
Iowa who ended up at Stanford University and became a mining engineer and eventually
a millionaire; studied abroad in several countries; a humanitarian who was g