Class Notes

By the 1970s the environment had started to become a major political issue.  Americans had begun to realize that they were hurting the planet.  A very savvy President Nixon was able to use the environment as a unifying issue. The silent majority, businessmen, and student protesters could all agree saving the planet was a positive thing.  In 1970 Nixon even created the Environmental Protection Agency.  It is too bad politicians today use the environment to divide us instead of uniting us.

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