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Limitations and Growth from 1974 to the Present Matrix

Properly address the following:

A. Limitations in the 1970s.
Select five of the following topics to shape a response, and explain their significance to American history:

Post-Watergate Public Opinion, Ford Pardons Nixon, The Arab Oil Embargo, Stagflation, High Interest Rates, The Crisis of Confidence, The Iranian Hostage Crisis, The Sagebrush Rebellion, OPEC, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Ted Kennedy

A1: Describe how political and economic factors combined to limit American power in the 1970s.

B. Economic Resurgence in the 1980s.
Create a matrix overview of the factors contributing to the eighties' economic growth. Select five of the following topics to shape a response, and explain their significance to American history:

The Sunbelt, Suburban Conservatism, The Religious Right, Reaganomics, The Tax Revolt, Corporate Elites, Neoconservatives, Populist Conservatives, Supply-Side Economics, Deregulation, The Federal Reserve Board, The Energy Glut, National Debt, The 1981 Tax Cuts, Spending Cuts, Military Spending, Technology

B1: Explain what factors contributed to the economic resurgence of the 1980s. Incorporate your five selected topics from above.

C. Globalization in the 1990s and the New Millennium.
Create a matrix overview of the emerging global community and marketplace. Select five of the following topics to shape a response, and explain their significance to American history:

George H. W. Bush, The Liberation of Kuwait, Ross Perot, Bill Clinton, NAFTA, The Contract with America, Bob Dole, GATT, The Uruguay Round, Budget Surpluses, The World Trade Organization, Kosovo, The Internet, The European Union, Mercosur, Enron, Technology Industries, Income Inequality, Outsourcing, AIDS, Al Gore, Global Warming, Environmental Activism, The New World Order, The International Monetary Fund, George W. Bush, The War on Terror

C1: Describe the changing role of the United States in an increasingly globalizing world. Incorporate your five selected topics from above.

Solution Summary

Identifies key terms to address the political and economic limitations of the 1970s, the economic resurgence of the 1980s, and the globalization of the 1990s. These terms are then summarized in a brief abstract for each time period to establish historical relevance.

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