HIS/ 135 Fabulous fifties Matrix BY BBH1234 University of Phoenix Material Environmental Movement Matrix Choose five items from the following list and identify their significance during the 1970s: Cuyahoga River, OH (Cleveland) fire 1969 Love Canal Silent Spring Population Bomb Endangered spectes Act (1966, 1969, & 1973) Clean Water Act (1972, 1977) ??? Conservationism vs. environmentalism ??? rain Ozone layer Rainforests Depletion of fossil fuels Climate change Event Significance Acid Clean Water Act (1972, 1977) The clean water act was made to make all water ishable and swimmable.
The federal government took over the responsibility after individual states failed to do so. They wanted to make the water healthy for people to drink and enjoy. Acid rain In the 70’s is when people and the government became more aware of acid rain. This is when they learned more about acid rain and what caused it. They also realized that it was becoming a major problem for our animals, plants, and water. Rainforests The rainforest is important in protecting our water and also in our limate control.
We need the rainforests for climate control all over the world. Not just in one country but everywhere. They also help with erosion. Endangered Species Act (1966, 1969, & 1973) The endangered Species act was put in to place to help keep the animals that were almost gone forever multiply and no long be endangered. Plants were also part of the endangered species act. Also the act was revised to allow the government to do things that cause an extinction of an animal or plant if they felt it out weighted the urpose of the thing being extinction.
Silent Spring Silent Spring was a book written by Rachel Carson. It was about how chemicals pollute the world and how they harm people’s health. This book made people think and had a large impact on passing the environmental movement. In the 70s they were trying to promote healthy environments. University of [email protected] is a registered trademark of Apollo Group, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Edited in accordance with University of [email protected] editorial standards and practices.