Politics of Division Timeline

Events

Lyndon B. Johnson Years

1963 - 1969

Election of 1968

1966 - 1969

Richard Nixon Years

1969 - 1974

Jimmy Carter Years

1977 - 1981

Ronald Reagan Years

1981 - 1989

Liberal

War on Poverty

1964

Great Society

1964

Civil Rights Policies

1964

Endangered Species Act

1966

National Historic Preservation Act

1966

National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Act

1966

Hubert Humphrey Platform

1968

Robert F. Kennedy Platform and Assassination

1968

Eugene McCarthy Platform

1968

Democratic National Convention

1968

Moderate

Energy Crisis

1973

Jimmy Carter Presidency Begins

January 20, 1977

Carter Domestic Policies

January 21, 1977

Pardon the Vietnam War Draft Evaders

January 21, 1977

Humphrey-Hawkins Bill

1978

National Energy Act

1978

Camp David Accords

September 17, 1978

SALT II

June 18, 1979

Iranian Hostage Crisis

November 4, 1979

Afghanistan and 1980 Olympics Boycott

March 21, 1980

Conservative

George Wallace Platform

January 2, 1968

Richard Nixon Platform

January 2, 1968

Richard Nixon Presidency begins

January 20, 1969

Detente

January 22, 1969

Silent Majority

January 22, 1969

New Federalism

January 22, 1969

Nixon Domestic Policies

January 23, 1969

Vietnam - Cambodia and Laos bombings

March 18, 1969

Kent State

May 4, 1970

Environmental Protection Agency

December 2, 1970

OSHA

December 29, 1970

SALT I Talks

1972

Opening of China

February 1, 1972

Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1972

March 4, 1972

Watergate Scandal

June 17, 1972

Realpolitik

1973

Henry Kissinger Secretary of State

1973

Impeachment/Resignation of Nixon

August 8, 1974

New Right Strengthens

1979

Moral Majority

1979

Conservative Changes to US Gov't

1980

Ronald Reagan Presidency Begins

January 20, 1981

Reaganomics

January 20, 1981

Balance the Budget

January 21, 1981

Reagan Domestic Policies

January 21, 1981

Supply-Side Economics

January 21, 1981

Economic Recovery Tax Act

August 13, 1981

Reauthorized Voting Rights Act

June 29, 1982

Iran Contra Scandal Begins

1983

Civil Liberities Act 1988

August 10, 1988