Politics in the 70's and 80's

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Politics in the 70's and 80's

Politics in the 70's and 80's

An Interview with Gene Graham

General Description

"The Conservative Tide was brought on by the Civil Rights Movement"

Gene Graham was born in 1954 in Raytown, Missouri. He was the youngest of 5 children and was the only boy. He attended the University of Missouri from 1976-1979 then attended Washburn University to study law in 1982. From 1983-1984, he finished his law degree at UMKC. Currently, Gene practices law in Independence, MO at White, Allinder, Graham, Buckley, and Carr where he is a partner. He is married to Lori Graham and resides in Lee's Summit with his wife and 3 kids: Patrick, Lindsey, and Jack

The 1970's and 1980's were a time of change in American history. During this period, 4 men held the office of President of the United States: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. All four of these men made a decision or took some kind of action that is affecting how we as Americans live today. Whether it be people's distrust of the government, which started majorly during Nixon and Ford's administrations, tensions with the Middle East, caused in part by Jimmy Carter, or America's unstable economy, caused in part by Ronald Reagan. Because of politics in the 70's and 80's, America is facing many problems today.

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"Ford was definately a filler until the next election. When he took office, the public felt betrayed. However, he wasn't a puppet of Nixon and Henry Kissinger like many believed. He simply realized he needed Kissinger-one of the greatest foreign policy diplomats of our time."-Gene Graham

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Gene Graham on Gerald Ford

"Jimmy Carter was the only Democrat because he did a miserable job - Democrats picked a very moral, Christian man because they knew the public was tired of Republicans and wanted a President they could trust. He was a good person, but a terrible president."-Gene Graham on Jimmy Carter as the only Democrat President of the 70/80's

Gene Graham on the Cause of the Conservative Tide

The Presidents of the Conservative Tide