Carter 1977-1981

Carter's presidency 1977-1981

All of Carter's presidency was negative apart from:

  • Camp David
  • Racial aspects omproved
  • ERA
  • Feminism
  • Environment
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  • Created by: Dracupine
  • Created on: 13-05-13 14:22
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  • Carter
    • Domestic
      • Lost Votes
      • Blue Collar workers  disliked 'reverse descrimination'
        • Felt blacks got more jobs than whites
      • Energy Crisis
        • Nuclear power to replace oil
        • Lost votes
        • Department of energy- but legalisation never ratified
          • Congress refused
    • Economic
      • Stagflation
      • Republican
      • High-taxes
      • Tried to decrease Gov expenditure
        • Conservative NOT Democratic idea
        • Republican
      • $ in trouble on international money markets
      • High unemployment (8.2 mill)
      • Energy Crisis OPEC (oil producing company)
    • Foreign
      • SALT II
        • No support from Congress
      • Voters didn't feel he was winning Cold War
      • Soviets invaded Afghanistan- Olympic Boyvott
      • Cuban Refugees- Jobs
      • Iran Crisis
        • 'Eagle Claw'
      • Camp David agreement (Israel 7 Egypt)
        • Joined 2 countries together
    • Social
      • Racial
        • Black Rioting
          • Blamed Carter for not helping poor & unemployed
        • 4 white policeman beat to death, a black innocent saleman
      • Feminism
        • 2 female cabinmet members
        • Insisted at least 1 women be considered for each cabinet post
      • ERA
        • Supported but left to wife
        • Not doing enough for Women though
      • Racial
        • Same policy of at least 2 cabinet members
    • Other
      • Environment
        • Policies continued to be important (Middle Class)
        • Legislation to prevent chemicals from polluting the environment

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