Chapter 39 Questions 1. Compare the economic situation of the 70’s with post-WWII America? 2.

Why does the US economy stagnate in the 70’s and beyond. List at least 4 possible causes. 3. What was Vietnamization? How is it similar to the situation in Iraq today? 4. What was “fragging” and My Lai? How would these two play in anti-war sentiments? 5. Why did the US go into Cambodia and how did it impact the students in America? 6. What were the Pentagon papers and what did they reveal about the American government? 7. What was détente’? 8. Write a full paragraph on what your opinion of the Warren Court is? 9. What huge decision did Nixon’s “more conservative” court eventually decide? 10. In what specific ways was Nixon like FDR and LBJ? 11. What is affirmative action and do you think it is good? 12. What is Silent Spring and why is it muckraker like? 13. What is EPA and OSHA and how are they progressive in nature? 14. Give 3 reasons why Nixon won the election in ’72. 15. Given #14 do you think a Republican can win the next presidential election given the situation in Iraq? 16. What is CREEP? 17. In a few words what was the Watergate Scandal? 18. What were the secret tapes and why did Nixon not want to give them over? 19. What was the secret bombing of Cambodia? 20. What is OPEC and how did it slow the American economy? 21. What events ultimately led to Nixon’s resignation? 22. What does the author suggest about the constitution and the threatened impeachment of Nixon? 23. What was Ford’s first act as president? How was it received by Democrats? 24. What was the final settling of the war in Vietnam and did we lose? 25. What were some of the accomplishments of the feminist movement in the 70’s? 26. From pages 968-969. What was the primary goal of “first wave” feminists? How were “second wave” feminists different? 27. Why was Jimmy Carter a good presidential choice in ’76? 28. What were some of his early successes? 29. What was the biggest foreign policy achievement of the Carter era? 30. What were the most significant problems facing Carter in his presidency? 31. What happened in Afghanistan in ’79? Iran in ’79? 32. How do events in Afghanistan, Iran, and with OPEC highlight the problems of American dependency on foreign oil? Why have we not done anything about it? 33. What happened with the attempt to rescue the hostages from Iran? 34. How is this failed attempt an apt symbol for America in the 70’s? 35. Weave the following terms into a short paragraph which would summarize the decade of the 70’s: Energy Crisis, Vietnam, Iran, Watergate, and inflation.

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