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Hist 106 - History Of The U S
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Exam 3 11 13 2014 The Uneasy Era 1974 1980 The end of the good feeling era o The Watergate scandal o The Vietnam war o Uncertainty in foreign policy o Decline is masculinity Losing the image of a great soldier After the great war they were treated as hero s After Vietnam they were greeted as baby killers No honor in there efforts at Vietnam Causes of the Decline in Masculinity o Women s liberation Women rejecting the typical women work Women throwing their bras Women wanting equality Women saw the removal of bras as a sign of independence o Sexual liberation Women were not supposed to show sexuality o Masters and Johnson Research of the university at St Louis Initially invited prostitutes Studied the physical responses of sexual contact Observed over 10 000 sexual encounters Human sexual response book Alex Comfort The Joy of Sex book NYT best seller Normalizing premarital sex Sexual fetishes Rise of jiggle television Love shows o Gay liberation New years eve 1967 police infiltrated a gay bar and arrested men for kissing This sparked a riot Few days later there was a demonstration Happening in LA Movement encouraged people to come out of the closet Christopher Street Parades gay pride parades o The Me Decade Exercise New York Marathon increased by 10 000 Books on exercise and running Jim Fix published a running book Individualism Stopping the good life my love affair with nature Many self help books Best Seller Boook I m ok you re ok People were more independent o Gerald Ford Only president to ever be VP and President without a vote Focused on trying to restore calm and order and pride and trust in the office of the presidency He granted many pardons He pardoned Richard Nixon o Ford Foreign Policy Tried to give money to Vietnam The north then went on to invade the south His hold on policy was very week o Jimmy Carter He claimed to represent the new south He was an evangelical His term gave light to a reassurgance of Christian people in politics Progressive removal of Christianity in government The Moral Majority Christian based political lobbying committee Many people didn t really support him He failed to enforce legislation like prayer and School o Carter s Foreign Policy Withdrew support for support in the Nicaruagua Regime Did not supports dictators Withdrew support for the Shaw in Iran Oversaw the orderly departure of south Vietnamese refugees U S took in half a million refugees Other countries also took them in Piece in the Middle east 1973 Attack on Israel by Egypt and Syria Jimmy Carter handed out an agreement for the countries Egypt would recognize them as a country if Israel retreated from their territory Israel asked them to visit He oversaw the handing back of the Panama Canal Economy Economy wasn t doing well Lack of economic stimulation and high inflation rates It was called stagflation 1970 s series of oil embargos U S supported Israel so oil companies placed an embargo on U S OPEC was learning to work together while gas prices and oil prices continued to rise Iran Lack of economic growth because of the shortage of oil Importation of fuel efficient cars from Germany and Japan Chrysler went bankrupt Jimmy Carter withdrew support of the Shaw Iranians were against alcohol being served The loss of Traditional culture This movement was embodied by people Demonstrations began against the Shaw The Shaw left the country The Shaw was treated for cancer in the U S Iranian students stormed the U S embassy 58 were taken hostage 6 were saved and 52 remained People wanted to do more He attempted a military raid Help hostage for 444 days He raid went wrong It was shitty The rescue attempt failed The military sucked The U S looked like a wounded giant Jimmy Carter was seen as week Pro Soviet regime in Afghanistan Reliant of Soviet support They sent soldiers They remained their for nine years Soviet Unions Vietnam Carter announced a U S boycott for the winter Olympics in Russia Jimmy Carter was weak o Ronald Reagan He accused Jimmy Carter for many things Painted the picture that Carter was pendejo Reagan s values of the 1950 s He was super popular He was old and handsome Ronald Reagan was just a likable guy Reagan easily won Reagan was shot and survived it enhanced his political image Some stocker shot the president Economy of Reagan Related to the trickle down theory His policy was based on cutting taxes and increasing government spending Supply side economics The idea that consumers would have more money Much of the spending came in the national defense industry to private contractors He started building B2 Bombers Increased the navy to 600 ships He ordered and Upgrading of the U S nuclear arsenal Strategic Defense Initiative Involved arming outspace And state side antimissiles This never materialized The starwars plan didn t work out The defense initiative did stay All of these policies cost over 1 trillion Increase in the deficit Part of his plan was to reduce the size of the federal government He cut funding for the EPA and tried to cut social security by 30 Rejected by the senate 11 13 2014 The Reagan Years very popular Economy o Supply side economics Defense Spending o More B2 bombers Air Traffic Control Strike o 1981 o The union had been pushing for more employers o Shorter hours o More pay o They were unable to get any of these things o They wanted to go on strike o Reagan told them they couldn t o 13 000 went on strike o Stand off between Roland Reagan and the workers o Called in the Air Force to help o Forbid the strikers from working for any federal job o Many people were pushed to poverty o He broke the backs of the union o He destroyed the power of the unions Foreign Policy o Defense spending o He renewed the era of competition with the Soviet Union o He started talking about them as the evil empire o Put the U S in a hostile stance towards the soviet union o He invaded Grenada 1983 Grenada ruled by a leftist government They were building a new airport They hired Cubans for the work Reagan believed it was an aggressive act for Soviet Bombers It was about U S flexing their muscle Said they had to rescue the U S medical students 8 000 soldiers invaded and the U S set up a more U S friendly government 1984 o First female VP candidate Her husband had shady business practices Media investigated this Husband had evidence of fraud This negated any positive effect o Largely on economy Spending 300 million every year in deficit o Reagan cut taxes supposedly and was strong in


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