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  1. A Search for Order Chapter 31 Notes

  2. Nixon • Conservative Policies : • Small gov. • Southern strategy • Tough on crime & drugs

  3. Nixon • Liberal Policies: • Increased funding for food stamps & social security • Environmental issues • Advanced affirmative action • Workers’ safety issues

  4. Movies: • The Godfather • Star Wars • Taxi Driver • Jaws • The Exorcist • Rocky

  5. Nixon • New Federalism: • Solution for gov. being too large • Revenue sharing • Local gov. can spend tax money more effectively

  6. Fashion • Platforms • Bell bottoms • Leisure suits

  7. Nixon • Drugs & Crime: • Opposed to limiting police power • Appointed conservative federal judges

  8. Television: • All in the Family • Happy Days • MASH • Love Boat • Mary Tyler Moore Show • Mork & Mindy • The Partridge Family • Threes Company

  9. Nixon • Southern Strategy: • Gain support in Dem. South • Weaken Voting Rights Act • Slowdown of forced integration • Anti busing

  10. Nixon • Environmentalism: • Rachael Carson Silent Spring • Earth Day demonstrations, 1970

  11. Nixon • Environmentalism: • Clean Air Act • Regulate factories • Created EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

  12. First hand held scientific calculator.

  13. Nixon • Other: • Advanced affirmative action • Timetables for hiring, etc. • Included women • Occupational Safety & Health Act (created OSHA) • Prevent work related injuries & deaths

  14. Nixon • Foreign Policy: • Henry Kissinger • National Security Advisor; then Sec. of State

  15. Nixon Nixon & Khrushchev • Détente • Ease tensions w/ Cold War enemies • Realpolitik • Do what is best for U.S. instead of focus on stopping communism Premier Leonid Brezhnev & President Nixon

  16. Nixon • Foreign Policy: • Soviet Union • SALT (Strategic Arms Limitations Talks), 1969 • ABM (Anti Ballistic Missile) Treaty, 1972 (b/w Nixon & Brezhnev)

  17. Sears Tower, 1973

  18. World Trade Center Groundbreaking 1966 Opened 1973

  19. Nixon • Foreign Policy: • Nixon visits China, 1972 • Attempt at building relationship w/ Soviets through their ally

  20. Nixon • Foreign Policy: • Middle East • Six-Day War, 1967 • Israel occupies territory previously controlled by Egypt, Syria & Jordan • UN resolution: Israel to w/draw from territory & Arab nations recognize Israel formally as a nation

  21. Nixon • Foreign Policy: • Middle East • Yom Kippur War, 1973 • Egypt & Syria attack Israel • Threat of Soviet involvement • Oil embargo against US & others who supported Israel • OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) • Gas crisis in US

  22. Arab-Israeli Conflict

  23. Nixon • NASA • Apollo 11 moon landing, July 1969 • Astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin & Michael Collins

  24. Nixon • Economy: • Stagflation—high rate of inflation w/out an increase in wages or decrease in unemployment • Nixon orders 90 freeze on prices & wages

  25. Munich, 1972

  26. Watergate Hotel & Office Bldg.

  27. Watergate Scandal • The Plumbers—est. to investigate “leaks” of secret information & Nixon’s political enemies • Break into Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office to look for damaging info. • 1972 break into Dem. Nat. headquarters to look for info for upcoming election

  28. Watergate Scandal • The Break-in • 5 men arrested for Watergate Office Bldg break in, June 1972 • Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein investigate

  29. Woodward & Bernstein Mark Felt aka “Deep Throat”

  30. Watergate Scandal Nixon investigates break-in • Several resigned--Rep. satisfied • Dem. appoint indep. prosecutor (Archibald Cox) • Sen. Committee investigates Pres. Nixon & how much he was involved/knew • Former aide Alexander Butterfield reveals taping system • Nixon refuses to give up tapes

  31. “Publicly, we say one thing….Actually, we do another.” -Richard Nixon