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During the Cold War, several periods of protest against nuclear weapons took place in the United States. By far the largest protest campaign involved the nuclear freeze movement. This ...

Antinuclear Protest Movements.

Antinuclear Protest Movements.   Reference library

Lawrence S. Wittner

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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586 words

...by the advent of the hawkish administration of President Ronald Reagan and the deployment of a new generation of nuclear missiles in Europe—led to a new and more powerful wave of popular protest. Organizations like SANE, Mobilization for Survival, and Physicians for Social Responsibility organized a mammoth antinuclear effort, with the largest political demonstrations in American history. The Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign garnered the support of the major churches, unions, the Democratic party , and—according to polls—70 percent or more of...

Peace Movements.

Peace Movements.   Reference library

E. Charles Chatfield

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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907 words

...to promote broader economic and social change. The movement's radical phase peaked in 1968–1970 , after which a liberal antiwar constituency became dominant. When the nuclear-weapons issue again arose in the 1980s, peace groups helped mobilize still another large political coalition: the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign to halt the U.S.-Soviet arms race. Although Congress compromised the freeze proposal, and its popular support dissolved after President Ronald Reagan proposed his Strategic Defense Initiative in March 1983 , the campaign revived...

Federal Government, Executive Branch

Federal Government, Executive Branch   Reference library

David K. Nicholas, Henry F. Graff, Robert David Johnson, Steven L. Rearden, Paul S. Boyer, Jesse Stiller, Richard C. Sawyer, David L. Herzberg, and Daniel J. Tichenor

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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...Federal regulation of energy markets was rolled back during the Reagan years, while Energy secretaries James B. Edwards and Donald P. Hodel promoted nuclear power . The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 placed the Energy Department at the center of political controversy by giving it responsibility for locating, constructing, and operating sites for the disposal of civilian and military nuclear waste. The department also monitors U.S. energy consumption and promotes new energy technologies. Department of Education (1979). Given the decentralized...

Peace Movements

Peace Movements   Reference library

E. Charles Chatfield

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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2013

...to promote broader economic and social change. The movement's radical phase peaked in 1968–1970 , after which a liberal antiwar constituency became dominant. When the nuclear-weapons issue again arose in the 1980s, peace groups helped mobilize still another large political coalition: the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign to halt the U.S.–Soviet arms race. Although Congress compromised the freeze proposal and its popular support dissolved after President Ronald Reagan proposed his Strategic Defense Initiative in March 1983 , the campaign revived arms-control...

Great Britain - from 1707

Great Britain - from 1707: 1707 - 2011  

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2012

..., is the second of Jane Austen's novels to be published Austen, Jane Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1814 1814 A cold February freezes the Thames and makes possible the last of London's famous frost fairs frost fairs Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable 1 19th century Britain 1750-1900 Social and domestic United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Society Britain 1814 1814 English engineer George...

United Kingdom - from 1801

United Kingdom - from 1801: 1801 - 2011  

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2012

..., is the second of Jane Austen's novels to be published Austen, Jane Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1814 1814 A cold February freezes the Thames and makes possible the last of London's famous frost fairs frost fairs Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable 1 19th century Britain 1750-1900 Social and domestic Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Society Britain 1814 1814 English engineer George...

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