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The nuclear freeze movement, thought to have begun in the United States around 1980 was caused by the increased threat of war associated with the U.S. Senate's failure to ratify the SALT II arms control agreement that had already been negotiated with the Soviet Union, and by President Jimmy Carter's Presidential Directive 59 that made plans for a first strike nuclear war. The nuclear freeze movement called on the U.S. and Soviet Union to "adopt a mutual freeze on the testing, production, and deployment of nuclear weapons and of missiles, and new aircraft designed primarily to deliver nuclear weapons.".
Records. arranged alphabetically by state.
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- Nuclear Disarmament -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Peace Movements -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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