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58. A Time of Malaise
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Something was terribly wrong in America in the 1970s. The United States ...

Something was terribly wrong in America in the 1970s. The United States was supposed to be a superpower, yet American forces proved powerless to stop a tiny guerrilla force in Vietnam. Support for Israel in the Middle East led to a rash of terrorism against American citizens traveling abroad, as well a punitive oil embargo that stifled the economy and forced American motorists to wait hours for their next tank of gasoline.

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U.S. History
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58b. The Sickened Economy
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Nothing fuels a strong case of malaise like a sputtering economy. The ...

Nothing fuels a strong case of malaise like a sputtering economy. The United States had grown accustomed to steady economic growth since the end of World War II. Recessions were short and were followed by robust economic growth. For the first time since the Great Depression, Americans faced an economy that could result in a lower standard of living for their children.

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58c. Foreign Woes
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America sank deeper into malaise when it looked around at what was ...

America sank deeper into malaise when it looked around at what was going on in the rest of the world. The decade began with America's longest war ending in its first decisive military defeat in its 200-year-history. Diplomacy seemed powerless to stop the economic dependence of the United States on the volatile Middle East for a steady supply of oil. Terrorists from this region and others threatened heads of state and ordinary citizens around the globe. Despite an auspicious start, relations with the Soviet Union deteriorated by the end of the decade.

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58d. Finding Oneself
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Across the land, Americans seemed determined to escape from the wars and ...

Across the land, Americans seemed determined to escape from the wars and social movements of the previous decade. Disillusionment with national and global action led many to look inward and find solace in discovering more about themselves.

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U.S. History
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58e. The New Right
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The New Right was a combination of Christian religious leaders, conservative business ...

The New Right was a combination of Christian religious leaders, conservative business bigwigs who claimed that environmental and labor regulations were undermining the competitiveness of American firms in the global market, and fringe political groups.

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U.S. History
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US History
Economic History of Financial Crises, Fall 2009
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" This course gives a historical perspective on financial panics. Topics include ...

" This course gives a historical perspective on financial panics. Topics include the growth of the industrial world, the Great Depression and surrounding events, and more recent topics such as the first oil crisis, Japanese stagnation, and conditions following the financial crisis of 2008."

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Author:
Temin, Peter