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  1. Nixon

  2. I. The man • A. Very intelligent, paranoid, private, hot tempered • B. Never accepted by the “elite crowd”

  3. II. The politician • A. Served in Congress in both the House and the Senate • B. Makes a name for himself as a communist hunter on the House Unamerican Activities Committee. (HUAC)

  4. B. Eisenhower’s VP • 1. Accused of improper handling of finances • 2. Saves himself with the “Checkers Speech” • Checkers Speech

  5. C. 1960 Presidential Election • 1. Loses to Kennedy 303-219 electoral votes • 2. 34,227,096 – 34,108,546 popular votes • 3. Loses election for Governor of California 1962

  6. D. Wins in 1968 v. Hubert Humphry

  7. E. Wins re-election in 1972

  8. III. Foreign Policy • A. Escalates Vietnam then pulls troops out • B. 1972 visits China and USSR (SALT) • C. Supports anti-Communist regimes and groups regardless of their nature or morality

  9. IV. Domestic Policy • A. Continued most of LBJ’s Great Society • (Shifted the Burden to the States) • B. Helped boost a slow economy (Freed up $) • C. Watergate • D. Named four Supreme Court Justices • Warren Burger, Harry Blackmun, Lewis Powell, William Rehnquist