The primary purpose of the Nixon-Kissinger policy of détente was to check Soviet expansion and limit the Soviet arms build-up. With continous Democrat wins in Congress and the presidency, Roosevelt felt that the American people wanted the New Deal. Richard Nixon tried to reverse certain political and social trends of the recent past. The National Labor Relation Board was an administrative board that gave laborers the rights of self-organization and collective bargaining. A group of bankers bought millions of stocks to try to stabalize the prices, but it only worked for a day. August 23: Banking Act Basically an extension of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Banking Act.
Some New Deal programs assisted in providing low-paying jobs for African Americans and received moral support from Eleanor Roosevelt. Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act Wages and Hours Bill in 1938. Of the five major civil rights acts passed during the period 1957-1968, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is often regarded as the most far-reaching because protection of the right to vote was regarded as a means whereby other basic rights could be secured. While the communities were praised for creating a nurturing environment and being a stronghold against communism, Levittowns were also criticized for contributing to the creation of a conformist and racist society. Sources of discomfort include: a.
One of the nation's leading construction firms, Levitt and Sons, embarked on a plan to mass-produce homes on the outskirts of New York City. For those who could make the large down payment, the insurance companies then offered relatively short-term contracts five to seven years that were interest-only payments until a final balloon payment. Created by Glass-Steagall Reform Act. In the national elections of 1984, the Democrats made electoral history by, for the first time, nominating a vice presidential candidate who was female. Both the New Frontier and the Great Society shared the idea that the federal government should meet the economic and social needs of the less fortunate. An increased ability of advertisers to create demand for new products c.
For loan to value greater than 90% the insurance premium must now be paid for the entire loan term. Sandinistas — the ruling group in Nicaragua that followed Communist policies in the 190s and then lost power in free elections held in 1990. Kerner Commission — a body of government officials who investigated the causes of urban riots in the 1960s and concluded that American society was rapidly dividing into two separate nations along racial lines. The Iranian hostage crisis b. The Carter policy toward Afghanistan d. Herbert Hoover believed that the worst of the Depression was over. The impeachment charges agreed upon by the House Judiciary Committee accused Nixon of all of the following except ordering the Watergate burglary.
The Bush administration succeeded in easing tension in all of the following areas except Bosnia. Created by the National Labor Relations Act, also known as the Wagner Act it was created in the 1930's by congressman Wagner who was sympathetic to labor unions. The Federal Emergency Relief Act was Congress's first major effort to deal with the massive unemployment. William Calley — the young American lieutenant who was brought to trial for the My Lai massacre of Vietnamese civilians. It created a public relations backlash, but the President went anyway. Medicare — a government insurance program under the Social Security System that pays for the medical care of elderly citizens.
She was loved by liberals and hated by conservatives. It also forbade the use of government funds for political purposes as well as the collection of campaign contributions from people receiving relief payments. American actions in the settlement of the Yom Kippur War of 1973 resulted in an oil embargo against the United States by the Arab nations. By the time it ended in 1934, over 4 million people had been given jobs and 225,000 miles of road, 30,000 schools, 3,700 playgrounds, and 1,000 airports had been constructed. In the Reagan Doctrine, the Reagan administration declared that it would openly support anti-Communist forces fighting the Soviets or Soviet-backed governments.
Extensive car ownership and expanding the highway system c. All of the following occurred during the presidency of Richard Nixon except the fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese. These agencies made low-interest, long-term loans for the construction of low-income housing. Hoover's Humiliation in 1932 Franklin Roosevelt won the election of 1932 by a sweeping majority, in both the popular vote and the Electoral College. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Beginning in the election of 1932, blacks became a vital part of the Democratic Party, especially in the urban centers of the North.
As a loyal supporter of her friend Franklin D. The common use of poll taxes to inhibit black voters in the South was outlawed by the Twenty-fourth Amendment. Often, buyers would have to pay as much as 80% of the home's total value as a down payment. Consequently, the postwar exodus to the suburbs was part of a vast reorganization of power and money that affected American industry, race relations, and gender roles. Nixon could appeal to the non-demonstrating, non-shouting, forgotten Americans 10. The New Deal legislation embraced progressive ideas like unemployment insurance, old-age insurance, minimum-wage regulations, conservation and development of natural resources, and restrictions on child labor. The created the Federal Housing Administration.
New Visibility for Women Women began to break gender barriers by holding positions in the Federal government, including the President's cabinet. The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 encouraged Native American tribes to establish self-government and to preserve their native crafts and traditions. After arriving in Lebanon in 1982 as a peacekeeping force, American troops became involved in the hostilities between warring Lebanese factions. The stunning victory of the Republican party in the 1980 election was due primarily to the fact that the political pendulum that started its swing towards conservatism a decade earlier was still moving to the right. Topeka — this Supreme Court decision declared Plessy v.
Their work included reforestation, fire fighting, flood control, and swamp drainage. Congress passed the Hatch Act of 1939. In the 1968 presidential election, George Wallace enjoyed an unusually high degree of support for a third-party candidate because he argued that busing of school children for racial integration, expanding government regulations and social programs, and soft treatment of rioters and demonstrators were destroying America. John Kennedy supports a foreign policy of containment. Initially, African-Americans were prohibited from buying homes in Levittowns.