As the course textbook indicates, during the 1970s many Americans “questioned . the government’s ability to solve social problems” (880).

As the course textbook indicates, during the 1970s many Americans “questioned … the government’s ability to solve social problems” (880). The 1980s followed with efforts in which political leaders “sought to downsize government, reduce taxes, and roll back regulations that they claimed hampered business competition” (915). With this in mind, indicate three distinct specific events or developments from the 1960s and/or 1970s that caused many Americans to feel they could not trust the U.S. government. For each example, clearly describe the event or development and explain how the event or development led to mistrust of the U.S. government. Then, discuss three distinct policies or actions taken by presidential administrations from the 1970s and 1980s that specifically attempted to reduce or change involvement of the U.S. government in particular affairs. For each example, clearly describe the policy or action and what it entails and then clearly explain how it demonstrates an attempt to reduce or change the U.S. government’s involvement with the aspects of U.S. life to which it pertained.