Southern Strategy: Pres. Nixon’s attempt to woo conservative white voters from the Dem. Party by promising not to support new civil rights legislation.
Stagflation: Economic condition characterized by rising inflation and unemployment.
Realpolitik: Practical politics; Nixon’s policy that national interests rather than moral principles should be the guiding force in U.S. foreign policy.
Détente: Period in the 1970s when tensions between the US and the SU lessened.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Federal agency established in 1970 to enforce environmental laws.
Endangered Species Act: Law to protect wildlife in danger of extinction.
Committee to Re-Elect the Pres.: (CRP) Org. that ran Nixon’s 1972 re-election campaign; used "dirty tricks" to undermine the Democrats.
Watergate: Scandal in which Nixon authorized the cover-up of a break-in at the Dem. National Committee headquarters; led to Nixon’s resignation in 1974.
Apartheid: South African political system in which the white minority ruled and the black majority had few rights.
Camp David Accords: (1978) Peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, negotiated by Pres. Jimmy Carter.
Personal Computer (PC): Small computer for individual use.
Bilingual Education Act: Law that encouraged public schools to provide instruction to students in their primary language while they learned English.
Sunbelt: States in the South and the West that attracted many new residents and businesses in the 1970s.
Apollo 11: US space mission that resulted in the first man on the Moon on July 20, 1969.Skylab: 1st US space station; placed in orbit in 1973.