1970's American Pride Analysis

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In the 1970’s American Pride existed only in name. The Energy crisis exposed the American public to the venerability’s of reliance on foreign oil. American manufacturing becomes second rate when viewed against other countries products, Automobiles made in Japan become the standard, cheap to operate and last longer than the American standards Ford, Chevy and Dodge. American manufacturing moves from the US to China Japan, Korea, and Mexico due to cheap labor cost. The American labor unions negotiated themselves out of jobs during the previous two decades when our factories essentially survived World War II unscathed. The American military suffered a tie in North Korea and a total loss in Vietnam the luster on American military might has lost its shine. The inability to rescue the hostages in Iran no real response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan supports the argument…show more content…
The entire lack of vision contributed to poor attitudes in America in the 1970’s. Nixon seemed concerned only about himself, therefore the results Watergate a major blow to political leadership not only in the United States but also around the world. Fords pardon of Nixon only reaffirms that nepotism is rampant in US politics. Therefore the perception of hopelessness becomes a reality. Carters “Malaise Speech” did not help the American public. The American public knew what was wrong with the country they were living it every day. The President’s job is to fix the issues not lecture the American public how it is there fault. The transfer of blame because of infighting between political parties is not necessarily good

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