Jimmy Carter, “Crisis of Confidence” Speech, July 15, 1979 (excerpts).

In this speech, Carter recognizes that Americans have lost faith in government, in part because of the energy crisis. How does Carter link the energy crisis to a crisis of the American spirit? What are his proposed solutions? To what extent are his solutions in tension with each other? How does his analysis of the problem seem decades later?

Citation: 
Jimmy Carter, "Address to the Nation on Energy and National Goals: 'The Malaise Speech,'" July 15, 1979. The American Presidency Project (http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=32596).
Library Item date: 
1979