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Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise

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Discover 1970s America in an incredibly engaging and enlightening manner with this resource, which primarily details the major economic landscape of the decade of the period and the volatile presidency of Jimmy Carter. Topics covered include stagflation, gradual decline in manufacturing in the United states, Carter's efforts to cut government spending and invest in nuclear power, and Carter's notable foreign achievements and domestic political downsides.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Includes direct primary source quotation from Jimmy Carter's Crisis of Confidence speech
  • Conveys the roots of modern economic inequality in the United States
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