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Lecture 16

HIST 357 Lecture 16: HIST357Lec16
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Department
History
Course
HIST 357
Professor
Howard Smead
Semester
Spring

Description
Nixon's domestic Agenda • "The Last Liberal" though he hated liberals o EPA o OSHA o Clean Air/Clean Water Acts o Earned Income Taxed Credit o Endangered Species Act o Family Planning Clinics o Family Assistance Plan (1600/family/year) • Blocked by democrats o Affirmative Action "Philadelphia Plan" o Wage/Price Controls • National Health Care (blocked by Dems) • Saw himself as a pro-business moderate/conservative • Pro-"Law and Order" o Increased police militancy • Supported Gun Control and "no-knock" o Federal Law allowing police to kick down doors without first announcing presence • Opposed war on Poverty and most of Great Society • Opposed Day Care centers as too "communal" • Impounded funds to block expansion of the welfare state. • Ended "War on Poverty" • Impoundment • "Positive Polarization" o Hard Hat Riot, May 8, 1970, 4 days after Kent State, against Cambodian incursion o New York City o Arranges a counte
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