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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).

1976 election

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

bee gathright

a Brownie Leader and mother who ran a group that talked about poltiics at Knotts Berry Farm's freedom

Orange County

the center of second new force reshape conservatism

New right

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

golden age

when retirements packages won decades earlier, huge ___ ____ migration created new communities in FL, Az, SCA

mon valley

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

Robert Dole

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.

affirmative action

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.

love canal

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.

silent spring

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"

earth day

suggested by Gaylord Nelson to celebrate new consciousness of a healthy environment (April 22)

proposition 13

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)

Moral Majority

"Born-Again" Christians become politically active. The majority of Americans are moral people, and therefore are a political force.

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