In the 70s, US was using about __% of all oil produced in the world!
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPEC - Cartel of mainly Arab oil producers.
This is the combination of skyrocketing prices, rising unemployment, and low economic growth.
Nickname for states (CA, NM, AZ, TX, etc) that experienced population and economic growth because masses of immigrants from Latin America, Caribbean and Asia boosted their population.
Investing in foreign countries not within own borders.
Urban areas in New England and Middle West characterized by concentrations of declining industries (steel or textiles).
Candidates: Republican FORD, Democratic CARTER. Carter won a close race
the practice of paying suppliers and distributers to perform certain business processors or to provide needed materials or services
a Brownie Leader and mother who ran a group that talked about poltiics at Knotts Berry Farm's freedom
the center of second new force reshape conservatism
opposed ERA, focused on social, cultural, and moral problems, opposed gevernment paying for daycare
Environmental Protection Agency, established by Nixon- made public responsible for public interest and required environmental impact statements of most public projects
when retirements packages won decades earlier, huge ___ ____ migration created new communities in FL, Az, SCA
prouldy stood as the steelmaking center of the nation and much of the world
First Lady Betty Ford
shining star of the white house, broke ranks to champion equal rights amendment, had breast cancer, and voluntariy went to rehab for alcoholism
of Kansas was Fords running mate in 1976
the lifting of restrictions on business, industry, and professional activities for which government rules had been established and that bureaucracies had been created to administer.
programs intended to make up for past discrimination by helping minority groups and women gain access to jobs and opportunities
three mile island
1979 - A mechanical failure and a human error at this power plant in Pennsylvania combined to permit an escape of radiation over a 16 mile radius.
A neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York, which became the subject of national and international attention, controversy, and eventual environmental notoriety following the discovery of 21,000 tons of toxic waste buried beneath the neighborhood.
written by Rachel Carson in 1962 controversial bc it criticized chemicals and named their makers "if the song bird gets sick, humans aren't far behind" "we're all toxic from conception to death"
suggested by Gaylord Nelson to celebrate new consciousness of a healthy environment (April 22)
Limits the amount of taxes to a maximum of 1% of the March 1, 1975, market value of the property plus the cumulative increase of 2% in market value each year therafter. (pg.401)
"Born-Again" Christians become politically active. The majority of Americans are moral people, and therefore are a political force.