The Export Administration Act of 1979 provided the President of the United States the authority to control United States exports for reasons of national security, foreign policy and short supply. This Act existed from 1979 to 1994; however, it could be extended and kept in law for periods of time with a presidential executive order. President Ronald Reagan used this Act in 1984-85.
Source Dependent Questions
- What was the purpose of the Export Administration Act?
- Read the portions of the Act listed below. What is the common theme of each of these sections?
- Section 2 titled “Findings” Subsection 8
- Section 3 titled “Declaration of Policy” Subsections 9 and 10
- Section 3, Section 6 (a) titled “Authority” Subsection 1
- In the Pamela Riney-Kehrberg source, how was this Act used in relation to the Soviet Union and how did this hurt Iowan farmers?
- Now read the sections of the Act listed below. How does these portions conflict with President Carter’s use of the Act in relation to the Soviet Union?
- Section 2 titled “Findings” Subsections 2 and 9
- Section 3 titled “Declaration of Policy” Subsection 11
- When you read this Act, how does it contradict itself as a result of the Iowa Farm Crisis?
“Public Law 96-72: 1979 Export Administration Act.” Courtesy of GovInfo