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Saint Xavier University America Political Economic & Cultural Changes Since 1970s Paper

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Please write a standard essay on the following prompt(3 pages typed).You may use your notes and textbook.When historians periodize the past (Gilded Age, Progressive Era,New Deal era, the Sixties), they intend to highlight the continuity of culture and society over several years and decades. In recent years, historians have begun to consider the 1970s the origins of our timesthe roots of our contemporary society. Consider Americas political, economic, and cultural changes since the 1970s. Do they seem relevant to America today (political scandal, energy crises, social movements, ascendency of conservative politics,finance economies,etc.)If you were a professional historian, what would call this period,and why? (If you disagree that the United States since the 1970s is a historical period,thats okay, but say why and support your answerfor instance,maybe you think climate change and the internet have transformed our world into a new period).

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Running Head: THE ROOTS OF OUR CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

The roots of our contemporary society.
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THE ROOTS OF OUR CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

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The roots of our contemporary society.
Political and economic actions have either long-term or short term effect on a country
depending on the nature of the strategies implemented. The united states have had several leaders
who implemented different leadership styles depending on their manifesto. Notably, their style of
leadership affected the economy of the country, depending on how well thought their ideas were.
1970,s can be regarded as the time of economic boom in the United States because of the shift of
power to Richard Nixon, who was a southerner. His election completely changed the narrative
that existed in the United States that power was more dominant in the northeast and Midwest.
"Southernization” created a culture that enabled the solving of American problems that had
existed for a while. People interacted freely together, and there was a remarkable change towards
racism that had existed for decades.
The progressive movement in the 1970,s is an accurate representation of today's political
system in the United States. The movement involved great thinkers who had different conflicting
ideas, just like in today's politics. However, they unanimously agr...

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