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Richard Millhouse Nixon 1968 -- 1973 Election: Vietnamization I AM NOT A CROOK! What was the plan? What actually happened? Nixon as the “Law and Order”

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1 Richard Millhouse Nixon Election: Vietnamization I AM NOT A CROOK! What was the plan? What actually happened? Nixon as the “Law and Order” President What was Nixon’s goal? How was it implemented? Watergate What was the plan? What is the outcome and impact?

2 Richard Millhouse Nixon Economic Policy I AM NOT A CROOK! What was stagflation? What did Nixon do to fight it? Civil Rights under Nixon What was the plan? What was the impact? Foreign Policy Realipolitik Détente China:Moscow/SALT I:

3 Richard Millhouse Nixon Election: Vietnamization I AM NOT A CROOK! What was the plan? What actually happened? Nixon as the “Law and Order” President What was Nixon’s goal? How was it implemented? Watergate What was the plan? What is the outcome and impact? Violence at the 1968 DNC paints the Democrats as the “party of disorder. Nixon runs as the “law and order” candidate; vaguely promises to end war in Vietnam.

4 Richard Millhouse Nixon Election: Vietnamization I AM NOT A CROOK! What was the plan? What actually happened? Nixon as the “Law and Order” President What was Nixon’s goal? How was it implemented? Watergate What was the plan? What is the outcome and impact? Violence at the 1968 DNC paints the Democrats as the “party of disorder. Nixon runs as the “law and order” candidate; vaguely promises to end war in Vietnam. Plan for South Vietnam to take a larger part in their war. U.S. begins training Vietnamese troops. Gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam.

5 Richard Millhouse Nixon Election: Vietnamization I AM NOT A CROOK! What was the plan? What actually happened? Nixon as the “Law and Order” President What was Nixon’s goal? How was it implemented? Watergate What was the plan? What is the outcome and impact? Violence at the 1968 DNC paints the Democrats as the “party of disorder. Nixon runs as the “law and order” candidate; vaguely promises to end war in Vietnam. Plan for South Vietnam to take a larger part in their war. U.S. begins training Vietnamese troops. Gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. U.S. troops are withdrawn Nixon secretly bombs N. Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos S. Vietnam surrenders 2 years after last troops are withdrawn in 1975.

6 Richard Millhouse Nixon Election: Vietnamization I AM NOT A CROOK! What was the plan? What actually happened? Nixon as the “Law and Order” President What was Nixon’s goal? How was it implemented? Watergate What was the plan? What is the outcome and impact? Violence at the 1968 DNC paints the Democrats as the “party of disorder. Nixon runs as the “law and order” candidate; vaguely promises to end war in Vietnam. Plan for South Vietnam to take a larger part in their war. U.S. begins training Vietnamese troops. Gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. U.S. troops are withdrawn Nixon secretly bombs N. Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos S. Vietnam surrenders 2 years after last troops are withdrawn in To restore “law & order” for his “silent majority” that was tired of the riots and antiwar demonstrations.

7 Richard Millhouse Nixon Election: Vietnamization I AM NOT A CROOK! What was the plan? What actually happened? Nixon as the “Law and Order” President What was Nixon’s goal? How was it implemented? Watergate What was the plan? What is the outcome and impact? Violence at the 1968 DNC paints the Democrats as the “party of disorder. Nixon runs as the “law and order” candidate; vaguely promises to end war in Vietnam. Plan for South Vietnam to take a larger part in their war. U.S. begins training Vietnamese troops. Gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. U.S. troops are withdrawn Nixon secretly bombs N. Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos S. Vietnam surrenders 2 years after last troops are withdrawn in To restore “law & order” for his “silent majority” that was tired of the riots and antiwar demonstrations. Wiretaps of liberals & Watergate office Secret investigations of people considered “dissidents” Used VP Spiro Agnew to harass antiwar demonstrators and the liberal media

8 Richard Millhouse Nixon Election: Vietnamization I AM NOT A CROOK! What was the plan? What actually happened? Nixon as the “Law and Order” President What was Nixon’s goal? How was it implemented? Watergate What was the plan? What is the outcome and impact? Violence at the 1968 DNC paints the Democrats as the “party of disorder. Nixon runs as the “law and order” candidate; vaguely promises to end war in Vietnam. Plan for South Vietnam to take a larger part in their war. U.S. begins training Vietnamese troops. Gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. U.S. troops are withdrawn Nixon secretly bombs N. Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos S. Vietnam surrenders 2 years after last troops are withdrawn in To restore “law & order” for his “silent majority” that was tired of the riots and antiwar demonstrations. Wiretaps of liberals & Watergate office Secret investigations of people considered “dissidents” Used VP Spiro Agnew to harass antiwar demonstrators and the liberal media Nixon  Presidency is an “imperial” position (unlimited power) Scandal involved breaking into DNC headquarters & photographing docs, placing wiretaps Wanted to find out Democratic strategy for next election

9 Richard Millhouse Nixon Election: Vietnamization I AM NOT A CROOK! What was the plan? What actually happened? Nixon as the “Law and Order” President What was Nixon’s goal? How was it implemented? Watergate What was the plan? What is the outcome and impact? Violence at the 1968 DNC paints the Democrats as the “party of disorder. Nixon runs as the “law and order” candidate; vaguely promises to end war in Vietnam. Plan for South Vietnam to take a larger part in their war. U.S. begins training Vietnamese troops. Gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. U.S. troops are withdrawn Nixon secretly bombs N. Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos S. Vietnam surrenders 2 years after last troops are withdrawn in To restore “law & order” for his “silent majority” that was tired of the riots and antiwar demonstrations. Wiretaps of liberals & Watergate office Secret investigations of people considered “dissidents” Used VP Spiro Agnew to harass antiwar demonstrators and the liberal media Nixon  Presidency is an “imperial” position (unlimited power) Scandal involved breaking into DNC headquarters & photographing docs, placing wiretaps Wanted to find out Democratic strategy during the 1972 election Intricate cover-up  Documents shredded, bribes handed out, WH asks FBI to stop investigation 1974  Nixon releases transcripts of tapes of him discussing Watergate with aides 25 members of admin. Given prison time Nixon forced to resign  1 st and only President to resign

10 Richard Millhouse Nixon Economic Policy I AM NOT A CROOK! What was stagflation? What did Nixon do to fight it? Civil Rights under Nixon What was the plan? What was the impact? Foreign Policy Realipolitik Détente China:Moscow/SALT I: Idea that foreign policy should be based entirely off power of nation, not moral principles Ignore weak Communist countries Fully confront powerful nations

11 Richard Millhouse Nixon Economic Policy I AM NOT A CROOK! What was stagflation? What did Nixon do to fight it? Civil Rights under Nixon What was the plan? What was the impact? Foreign Policy Realipolitik Détente China:Moscow/SALT I: Idea that foreign policy should be based entirely off power of nation, not moral principles Ignore weak Communist countries Fully confront powerful nations Policy used to ease Cold War tensions Nixon wished to have China on his side during negotiations with USSR Opened up diplomatic & economic relations

12 Richard Millhouse Nixon Economic Policy I AM NOT A CROOK! What was stagflation? What did Nixon do to fight it? Civil Rights under Nixon What was the plan? What was the impact? Foreign Policy Realipolitik Détente China:Moscow/SALT I: Idea that foreign policy should be based entirely off power of nation, not moral principles Ignore weak Communist countries Fully confront powerful nations Policy used to ease Cold War tensions Nixon wished to have China on his side during negotiations with USSR Opened up diplomatic & economic relations Nixon becomes 1 st U.S. president to visit Russia SALT I – Strategic Arms Limitations Talks  5 year agreement to limit ICBM & submarine-launched missiles

13 Richard Millhouse Nixon Economic Policy I AM NOT A CROOK! What was stagflation? What did Nixon do to fight it? Civil Rights under Nixon What was the plan? What was the impact? Foreign Policy Realipolitik Détente China:Moscow/SALT I: Idea that foreign policy should be based entirely off power of nation, not moral principles Ignore weak Communist countries Fully confront powerful nations Policy used to ease Cold War tensions Nixon wished to have China on his side during negotiations with USSR Opened up diplomatic & economic relations Nixon becomes 1 st U.S. president to visit Russia SALT I – Strategic Arms Limitations Talks  5 year agreement to limit ICBM & submarine-launched missiles High unemployment & inflation from Caused by deficit spending, increased job market competition, & dependency on foreign oil OPEC Oil Embargo  Arab OPEC countries stop exporting oil to U.S. after they support Israel

14 Richard Millhouse Nixon Economic Policy I AM NOT A CROOK! What was stagflation? What did Nixon do to fight it? Civil Rights under Nixon What was the plan? What was the impact? Foreign Policy Realipolitik Détente China:Moscow/SALT I: Idea that foreign policy should be based entirely off power of nation, not moral principles Ignore weak Communist countries Fully confront powerful nations Policy used to ease Cold War tensions Nixon wished to have China on his side during negotiations with USSR Opened up diplomatic & economic relations Nixon becomes 1 st U.S. president to visit Russia SALT I – Strategic Arms Limitations Talks  5 year agreement to limit ICBM & submarine-launched missiles High unemployment & inflation from Caused by deficit spending, increased job market competition, & dependency on foreign oil Raise taxes + cut the budget  Congress did not approve Raised interest rates to reduce money in circulation  led a to recession Wage freeze  only worked for a short period

15 Richard Millhouse Nixon Economic Policy I AM NOT A CROOK! What was stagflation? What did Nixon do to fight it? Civil Rights under Nixon What was the plan? What was the impact? Foreign Policy Realpolitik Détente China:Moscow/SALT I: Idea that foreign policy should be based entirely off power of nation, not moral principles Ignore weak Communist countries Fully confront powerful nations Policy used to ease Cold War tensions Nixon wished to have China on his side during negotiations with USSR Opened up diplomatic & economic relations Nixon becomes 1 st U.S. president to visit Russia SALT I – Strategic Arms Limitations Talks  5 year agreement to limit ICBM & submarine-launched missiles High unemployment & inflation from Caused by deficit spending, increased job market competition, & dependency on foreign oil Raise taxes + cut the budget  Congress did not approve Raised interest rates to reduce money in circulation  led a to recession Wage freeze  only worked for a short period “Southern Strategy”  appeal to Southern Democrat’s unhappiness with desegregation Tried to reverse Brown v. Board in SC & MS  Congress ordered him to abide by the ruling Opposed Voting Rights Act of 1965  Congress extended act Opposed integration through busing Appointed more conservative judges to Supreme Court  did not always work in Nixon’s favor


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