was the 1970's a malaise time in the us?
here is the prompt:
jimmy carter once referred to the united states in the 1970's as experiencing a national malaise." now, politicians often try to capture and summarize current realities in sound bites, quick quips that seek to capture and envelope the many complexities of any historical period in a convenient and memoraable wrapper. surely, a president of the united states would have a unique and encompasssing perspective from which to make such an assessment of his country. so we must take his observation seriously. on the other hand, pliticains are not automatically good historians. sometimes their slogans and quick "wrap-ups" are more dramatic than real, more impressionistic than accurate. in this case, does the reality of the time period support the negative term "malaise" as accurately caputring the mood and reality of 1970's america or does the evidence show that the negative impression given by carter's term was simply wrong?
ok so i need a lot of help with 2 things. 1 was the 70's malaise in your opinion (if you are old enough, i am not and it helps writing when i know someone else's point of view), and 2 i need help thinking of good points for an outline. i am truly struggling with this and i have 5 billion other things to do as well this week. i go to a trimester school so that's why i have this lovely 6-8 page paper due next monday.
thank you soooo much!!!!