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Hw 15.2 1. liberal establishment- JFK/LBJ administrations that kept Nixon from political prowess 2. Silent Majority- label Nixon gave to middle-class Americans who supported him, obeyed the laws, and wanted "peace with honor" in Vietnam, he contrasted this group with students and civil rights activists who disrupted the country with protests in the late 1960s and early 1970s 3. Judicial Activism- an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicialdecisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court) 4. Miranda- Supreme Court held that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney…show more content…
Environmental Protection agency- A governmental organization signed into law by Richard Nixon in 1970 designed to regulate pollution, emissions, and other factors that negatively influence the natural environment. The creation of the it marked a newfound commitment by the federal government to actively combat environmental risks and was a significant triumph for the environmentalist movement. 9. Endangered Species Act- (1973) identifies threatened and endangered species in the U.S., and puts their protection ahead of economic considerations. 10. After the flurry of economic growth in the 1950s and 1960s, the U.S. economy grew stagnant in the 1970s. No year during that decade had a growth rate that matched any year of the preceding two decades. 11. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was also created to protect nature, as well as OSHA, or the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. 12. The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its
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