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by: Itzel Treutel

US SINCE 1877 AMH 2020

Itzel Treutel
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Itzel Treutel on Friday September 18, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to AMH 2020 at University of Florida taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see /class/206869/amh-2020-university-of-florida in History at University of Florida.

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Date Created: 09/18/15
Nixon Ford Carter Years KEY THEMES amp ISSUES 1 Nixon amp Race 2 Watergate 3 Carter amp the New New South 4 Republicans amp the Religious Right America s Crisis of Confidence Nixon amp Race 1 Schools Green amp Alexander decisions 68 amp 69 Busing Swarm decision 1971 white resistance Charlotte Boston Busing opposed by RN Initially supported by S Crt 69 73 Undermined by more conservative court 734 Millikan vs Bradley 1974 Nixon amp Race 2 Urban Crisis Kerner Commission Report 1967 2 Americas 2 Black Americas black Republicanism black Capitalism New Black Politics Jesse Jackson amp PUSH Benign Neglect Affirmative Action Philadelphia Plan American Mosaic 1980 Watergate 1972 Elections RN wins easily vs George McGovern CREEP June 1972 botched breakin Democratic Party HQ RN resigns August 9 1974 facing impeachment Honeydrippers Impeach the President Replaced amp Pardoned by Gerald Ford The South amp National Politics 1 Jimmy Carter Governor Ga 7074 President 7680 racial liberal fiscal conservative Born Again Christian Morality in some Foreign Policy Camp David Accords 78 Moscow Olympic Boycott 80 Iranian Hostage Crisis Nov 79Jan 81 The South amp National Politics 2 Southern Conservatives Strom Thurmond r from 64 Jesse Helms r from 70 UltraConservatives David Duke La 1970s KKK revival Greensboro Massacre 79 economic depression white status anxieties Conservatives link to Reagan amp religious right Religious Right Roots in early 20th C Links to WallaceThurmond Jimmy Carter TV amp Radio evangelists Pat Robertson Jim amp Tammy Bakker s PTL Jerry Falwell Old Time Gospel Hour Moral Majority Inc 1979 Search for Community stability Waiting for Reagan1 Anxious America s Crisis of Confidencequot 74 80 Carter s Malaise Speech 1979 Economic trends recession stagflation depression deindustrialization Sunbelt and new technologies partly immune Psychological blows disaffection with failed social crusading of 60s defeat in Vietnam Watergate perceived threat of affirmative action policies on whites Bakke decision 1978 restricts affirmative action Waiting for Reagan2 Individualism The Me Decade Tom Wolfe rabid pursuit of personal satisfaction amp individual wealth partial rejection of commitment to shared social causes The Search for Community quest for shared moral certainties Moral Majority intolerance of difference hunt forscapegoats blacks hispanics illegal immigrants gays single mothers welfare recipients tv movies gangsta rap communism quick fixes to revive economy tax cuts esp for entrepreneurial rich Reagonomics supplyside trickledown theories Trickling down Changes in Real Family Income 19801990 Conclu5ions In the 70s African Americans amp other minorities continued to build upon the legal and political gains of the 60s but felt the first major attacks on affirmative action From Watergate to the election of Reagan the US undenvent a Crisis of Confidence at home amp abroad PostVietnam syndrome This crisis produced 2 main responses fierce individualism amp a desperate search for community The New Right appealed to both types of response With 60s style liberalism in retreat the New Right appeared to have the clearest most compelling vision of the future for many Americans heralding one ofthe most conservative eras in American history N 00 A


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