The Crisis Of The United States Essay

2633 Words Jan 8th, 2015 11 Pages
The ever growing need for electricity, a problem no one is short in awareness for. There has always a constant battle to find the newest, most efficient source of energy. The United States has been ignoring the need for a better source of electricity for way too long, and it has been taking it toll on not only the environment, but also the economy. For years there has been countless promises and plans to fix this ongoing issue, nearly all have failed, and we are left with an unresolved issue. Said President Richard
Nixon, in his State of Union Address in January of 1964:
“Let this be our national goal: At the end of this decade, in the year 1980, the United States will not be dependent on any other country for the energy we need to provide our jobs, to heat our homes, and to keep our transportation moving.” (Presidency)
Even today we are still depending on other countries for our oil. As once stated by former President Jimmy Carter, during his “Crisis of Confidence” speech in the summer of 1977:
“I am tonight setting a clear goal for the energy policy of the United States. Beginning this moment, this Nation will never use more foreign oil than we need in 1977 -never.” (History.com Staff)
The former President, Jimmy Carter, kept to his word, and reduced the use of foreign oil. In the seventies we only twenty-four percent of the oil we used was imported oil, but sadly, our nation has not stuck to those ways. As of year 2013, of the oil we are using, about fifty…

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