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1970`S


The 70`s … The ME GENERATION


Population Shifts Sun Belt v Rust Belt  Divorce up … 55% of all marriages  Rise of the Single Parent Family  Black Social Structure becomes two tiered  Hispanic population up 61% … Asian population up 50% 


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New Federalism déteNte salt watergate OPeC


 Bakke decision  Southern Strategy  Busing … Boston


ERA Protests_for_Women_s_Liberation.  proposed in 1972  defeated in 1975  Title IX in 1972

AMERICAN WOMAN ERA


ROE v. WADE …Abortion  1973

… 700,000 abortions  1981 … 1.3 million  Court in past cases shows liberal attitude … GIDEON , MIRANDA , ESCOBEDA , MAPP


Earth

Day EPA…1970 Clean Air Act Super Fund… Florio


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Religion

1977 … 70 million consider themselves BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS The Moral Majority Jim Baker & Jim Swaggert


BY 1981 … Appearance of

AIDS


CRIME IN AMERICA  500,000 inmates in prison by 1987  Today … 2 million


Presidents of the era Ford…1974 Carter Reagan


THE 1970`S  

 Black Social Structure becomes two Black Social Structure becomes two tiered tiered

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