Respond To The Oil Crisis Essay

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  Since the first oil crisis in 1973, the fraction of oil in the energy mixture has dropped greatly, while world energy consumption has doubled. As President Richard Nixon mentioned “this winter have now been sharply altered by the recent conflict in the Middle east.[ Karen R. Merrill, “The Energy Emergency,” in The Oil Crisis of 1973-1974: A Brief History with Documents, ed. Karen R. Merrill et al. (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007), 66.]” And because of this conflict, most oil producer were no long produced or would reduced their export of they production--oil to the United States. By the end of November in 1973, there would be “2 million barrels a day of oil”[ Merrill, “The Energy ...view middle of the document...

”[ Merrill, “The Energy Emergency,” 70-71.] These adjustments are rich in the content. However, he had not have enough time to put into effect about these plans. His involvement in the Watergate affair[ James Oakes, “Of the People” in Oxford University Press, 2rd ed., (USA,2012), 800.] evaporated any hope Nixon had for a political career.
  Jimmy Carter who is “the first president to talk about America’s energy consumption patterns on such a grand scale.”[ Karen R. Merrill, “ Two Responses to the Energy Crisis(Address to the Nation)(State of the Union Address),” in The Oil Crisis of 1973-1974: A Brief History with Documents, ed. Karen R. Merrill et al. (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007), 124.] In April 18,1977, this is the first time President Jimmy Carter said that energy security was his top priority to do as the president. Slimily to Richard Nixon, he called the oil crisis that “moral equivalent of war.”[ Merrill, “The energy Problem: Address to the Nation,” 125.] As he points out in “The Energy Problem: Address to the Nation”, there are ten fundamental principles to let citizens follow in order to save energy consumption in the country. These ten principles include as “Let people understand the seriousness of the problem, keep the economic growth heathy, protect the environment, reduce our vulnerability to potentially devastating embargoes, must be fair, reduce demand, reflect the true cost of energy, Government policies must be predictable and certain, use alternative, develop new, unconventional sources of energy.”[ Merrill, “The energy Problem: Address to the Nation,”125-127.] As you can see, energy security has become one of the most concerned issues for American government.
  In January 23, 1980, Jimmy Carter described this period of time as born in “turmoil, strife, and change.”[ Merrill, “The Carter Doctrine: State of the Union Address,”128.] About the...

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