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Chapter 38: Challenges to the Postwar Order (1973-1980)

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Ivette Chavez

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Transcript of Chapter 38: Challenges to the Postwar Order (1973-1980)

The politics of stagflation
A situation in which the inflation rate is high, the economic growth rate slows, and unemployment remains steadily high
Gerald Ford's foreign policy (1975)
Ford's foreign policy generated both successes and failures. He could only watch as the country fell to North Vietnamese Communist forces.
Desegration and affirmative action
Desegration: was long a focus of the American Civil Rights Movement, both before and after the United States Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education,
(Late 19th century)
The advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. Throughout the 19th century and into the 20th, women fought for equal rights under the law and most importantly the right to vote.
Thank you!
The Watergate scandal and Nixon's resignation (1972-1974)
A robbery was committed and caused the first presidential resignation in US history.Several burglars were arrested in DNC, located in the Watergate building. After Nixon was revealed in being part in the Watergate conspiracy, he resigned as president, and Gerald Ford took after him becoming the first un-elected president in US history.
Chapter 38: Challenges to the Postwar Order (1973-1980)
Ivette Chavez, Jasmine Oviedo, Ramiro Oviedo, Francisco Alvarado, Efren Negrete.
Jimmy Carter election, 1976
Carter was a dark horse candidate for Democratic nomination.
He ran against memory of Nixon and Watergate as much as against Ford.
When he found God, he felt as if he had been born again.
The Energy Crisis and Inflation
The Political Turn toward the Market
Iranian hostage humiliation (June 1979)
The energy crisis was a price rise in the supply of energy resources to an economy.
Inflation was a sustained increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time
Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev met in Vienna to sign SALT II
Affirmative action: is the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who currently suffer or historically have suffered from discrimination within a culture.
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