Compare & Contrast September by Joanne Kyger

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1970s: The Watergate scandal leads to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in 1974. Along with American failure in the Vietnam War, this leads to a mood of cynicism and pessimism in the nation. People tend to mistrust government.

Today: Republicans and Democrats alike decry the “big government” programs of the 1960s and 1970s. However, reducing the size of the federal government proves to be no easy task.

1970s: Throughout the decade, there is a heightened concern for preserving the environment. The first Earth Day is celebrated in 1970, and Congress passes legislation to ensure preservation of clean air and water.

Today: The Bush administration loosens many federal environmental regulations. Environmentalists claim that the administration favors the interests of big business and that the result will be an increase in pollution.

1970s: Abortion rights are guaranteed in the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade...

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