HISB31H3 Lecture Notes - Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, Iran Hostage Crisis, Stonewall Riots

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Published on 13 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
History
Course
HISB31H3
Morning in America: Politics, Power and a New World Order
Monday, March 25, 2013
12:09 PM
Key Terms; Détente, SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty), OPEC & Energy Crisis, Stagflation, Rustbelt,
Iran Hostage Crisis, Busing, Jerry Fallwell & the moral majority, Stonewall riot, Supply-side economics or
trickle down theory, Concession bargaining, Air Traffic Controllers Strike, Iran Contra Scandal, INF Arms
Reduction Theory
Regeneration of the Right
Nixon and the Crisis of Confidence
Reagan and the Conservative Ascendancy
1970s, we see a recession
o Economy had been growing steadily since the 1940s
1970s, gas shortage
o Middle East place embargo on US for supporting Israel
Rise of the right is also conincident with a decline in confidence in the electorate and their gov't
Conservatives don't undo all the social service programs
Nixon is also involved in the 'WaterGate' scandel
o He would keep tapes of everything that goes on in his office
Ended up being his downfall
He had some good too
First president to China
Helped start the thaw of the Cold War
Stagflation; High inflation and high unemployment
By the end of the 1970s, people were paying twice as much for basic necessities as they had been
at first
US experiencing trade defecit, importing more than exporting
See the outsourcing of manufacturing
o Looking for cheaper production and lower wages
Significant growth in 'service sector'
o Low wage
o Part time
Gerald Ford comes in after Nixon resigns
o Doesn't do a whole lot
Followed by Carter
o Served during the Iran Hostage Conflict
Faield to bring American diplomats from Iran
Rise of discontent with the gov't
Leds to rise of religious right
o Reagan was able to unify the anti-communist, economic conservatives, and the social
conservatives in the republican party
Shift of the economy to service sector
o Leds to many people working minimum wage
o Many homeless
Cut taxes by 25bil
o Increase military spending by 1.3 trillion
Reagan sought to end the cold war
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Morning in america: politics, power and a new world order. Key terms; d tente, salt (strategic arms limitation treaty), opec & energy crisis, stagflation, rustbelt, Iran hostage crisis, busing, jerry fallwell & the moral majority, stonewall riot, supply-side economics or trickle down theory, concession bargaining, air traffic controllers strike, iran contra scandal, inf arms. 1970s, we see a recession: economy had been growing steadily since the 1940s. 1970s, gas shortage: middle east place embargo on us for supporting israel. Rise of the right is also conincident with a decline in confidence in the electorate and their gov"t. Conservatives don"t undo all the social service programs. Nixon is also involved in the "watergate" scandel: he would keep tapes of everything that goes on in his office. Helped start the thaw of the cold war. By the end of the 1970s, people were paying twice as much for basic necessities as they had been at first.

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