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HISTORY 40C Chapter Notes - Chapter 26: Moral Majority

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History 40C Chapter 26 5/11/17
1900’s American History
The Age of Fracture: The 1970's
The social activism coined as americans sought to bust free
from the culture of postwar liberalism
Nixon capitalized on divisions within the Democratic party over
the Vietnam War
Nixon was president form 1969-1974
His greatest triumph as president were over foreign policy
He withdrew troops from Vietnam and increased the
military presence in other southeast Asia nations
His foreign policies often represented significant
breakthroughs, his domestic policies were even more
transformative, although not always in the way of Nixon's
supporters had hoped
Strategic Arms Limitations Talk
Sessions held in which the two leaders agrees to freeze
the number of long range missiles and build certain new
missiles only after they! had destroyed the same number
of older missiles
Five men arrested for breaking into the Democratic
National Committee offices
Nixon choose to resign instead of become impeached
As the political commotion happened, there was an economic
recession that officially ended the great post WW2 economic
Stagflation- economic cycle in which prices keep going up
while the economy is losing jobs
President Carter- called for the end of the apartheid in South
Africa, give up control of the Panama Canal and cite human
rights considerations as a factor in granting of American aid.
Carter was president from 1977-1981
Three mile island- nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania that
suffered a meltdown in 1979
Faced stagnation like nixon and ford before him
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