Chapter 33 Vocab
Juan Alfaro

  1. Richard M. Nixon: Elected President in 1968 and 1972 representing the Republican party. He was responsible for the Nixon Doctrine. Was the first President to ever resign, due to the Watergate scandal.
  2. New Federalism: federal/state relationship proposed by Reagan administration during the 1980s; hallmark is returning administrative powers to the state governments
  3. Revenue Sharing: A five year plan from Nixon to distribute $30 billion dollars in federal debt to the states to be paid off.
  4. Family Assistance Plan (FAP): workfare not welfare, required recipients to register for employment (brainchild Daniel Patrick Moynihan, attempts died in Congress but proved basis for welfare reform in the 90s)
  5. “Law and Order” Policies: demands for a strict criminal justice system, especially in relation to violent and property crime, through stricter criminal penalties.
  6. Spiro T. Agnew: Vice President under Nixon; resigned after being charged with income tax evasion and acceptance of bribes.
  7. Southern Strategy: A number of acts in which Nixon attempted to use his power to end the radical efforts of Southern whites to keep racial inequality.
  8. The New South: The term has been used with different applications in mind. The original use of the term "New South" was an attempt to describe the rise of a South after the Civil War
  9. Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg: Whether forced busing was a good method to desegregate schools. Court ruled that a school district has broad powers to fashion a remedy that will assure a unitary school system.
  10. Stagflation: During the 60's and 70's, the U.S. was suffering from 5.3% inflation and 6% unemployment. Refers to the unusual economic situation in which an economy is suffering both from inflation and from stagnation of its industrial growth.
  11. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): international cartel that inflates price of oil by limiting...

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