This looks important. Ch 39 notes. Vietnamization. Richard Nixon came into the presidency following his victory in 1968 with social problems everywhere Most issues stemmed from the ongoing issues in Vietnam Nixon’s strength, without question, was his ability to handle foreign affairsBy jane
Nixon and The 1972 Election. Josh Armour. Who?. Richard M. Nixon Americans Southern Democrats (Dixiecrats) The rest of the world. When?. The years after the 1968 election(1969-1972) And more specifically the 1972 Election. What?. Nixon’s plan and strategy to lead the nationBy yoko-moran
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Nixon. The Watergate Scandal. Nixon’s Adm. = very secretive + pushed issues as a power broker Disregarded Congress and made enemies “ Imperial Presidency ”. “All the President’s Men”.
Nixon. I. The man A. Very intelligent, paranoid, private, hot tempered B. Never accepted by the “elite crowd”. 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).
Nixon. Obj : How effective was RMN in domestic & foreign policy before Watergate?. Hawks vs Doves Hawks – Vietnam was winnable and legitimate; blamed liberal media Doves – Did not question intentions but continued engagement
Nixon. Foreign Policy. Nixon accomplished much in foreign policy Henry Kissinger Nixon’s Secretary of State Harvard Professor Greatly admired REALPOLITIK, or practical politics Détente Nixon and Kissinger’s greatest accomplishment Détente was the easing of tensions with the USSR. China.
Intro Nixon (1969-74) “The Man” Domestic Policy Foreign Policy China USSR Watergate Background Break-in Cover-up Nixon’s Legacy. Key Terms Silent Spring Family Assistance Plan Détente Henry Kissinger SALT CREEP “Dirty Tricks” Woodward & Bernstein Spiro Agnew Gerald Ford.
Nixon. Narrow victory in ‘68 At odds with Democrat-controlled Congress Welfare Revenue sharing-social program compromise Had a very tight inner circle of advisors(Dean, Mitchell, Erlichman, Haldeman) Used federal agencies to create “enemies list” Attempt at gaining Southern support
Nixon. Nixon in Person. Although he had a reserved and remote personality, many Americans respected Nixon for his experience and service.
Nixon. Imperial Presidency. Vietnam Plan. Vietnamization Prepare S. Vietnamese to take over Troop reduction Back and forth Invades Cambodia 1970 Destabilizes political stage, Khmer Rouge gain control Movement to withdrawal countered with escalation. Cont…. 1973 agreement
Nixon. Testing the Superpower 1968-1974. Nixon’s Staff. Although he had a reserved and remote personality, many Americans respected Nixon for his experience and service. Believing that the executive branch needed to be strong, Nixon gathered a close circle of trusted advisors around him.