The decade of the 1970s is largely considered a time when conservatism prevailed in american politics and society. Briefly explain how this decade is largely an extension of the reminders, provided by barry goldwater and richard nixon, of the conservative tides and vestiges of the 1960s. Be sure to include the failing economy and foreign policy of jimmy carter in your analysis. This decade also harkened the call for a new conservatism led by ronald reagan. Briefly explain how these issues, personalities, and ideologies helped shape the 1970s.