Chapter 28 Question:
1. What changes in American society were achieved by the social reform movements of the 1960s and 1970s?
There were actually several changes in American society that were achieved. One of them were how women began the feminist movement and how they began to rise in politics and business. Another was how segregation was outlawed and how the civil rights movement began to challenge the ones still practicing it. Yet another is how the younger generations stepped up and became activists and helped in the Vietnam War. There are actually more, but those are the most important in my opinion.
Chapter 29 Question:
1. What factors accounted for the American political transformation that began with the Nixon administration and continued through the 1970s?
What was known as Watergate not only made Nixon resign, but it transformed politics as we knew it. According to our textbook, just a month after he replaced Nixon as president, Ford gave him a “full, free, and absolute” pardon. Congress didn’t take too lightly to that. They unleashed a number of laws that prevented presidential abuse. Some of those laws were the War Powers Act, Freedom of Information Act, Ethics of Government Act, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Chapter 30 Question:
1. What was the “three-legged stool” of New Right conservatism?
Our textbook states that the “three-legged stool” of New Right conservatism was the description of the last phase of Reagan’s rise. It was the conservative movement of that time. The three ideas of the movement were anticommunism, free-market economics, and religious traditionalism.
In what ways were the three components compatible?
They were compatible because in the end, everyone could agree on one thing, they were strict anticommunists. This showed that the balance only truly had to come from the religious traditionalists and economic conservatives.
How were they incompatible?
They were incompatible because of...