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Nixon as President 1968-1972. Election of 1968 Division in Democratic party led to Nixons election Division in Democratic party led to Nixons election.

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1 Nixon as President 1968-1972

2 Election of 1968 Division in Democratic party led to Nixons election Division in Democratic party led to Nixons election Why??? Why??? –Appealed to the silent majority –Southern Democrats hated the protests and rebellion of baby boomers Law and Order Campaign Law and Order Campaign –Bring peace back to the nation –Subdue protests

3 Nixons Domestic Policy New Federalism New Federalism –Give more power and resources to the states Stagflation Stagflation –Increased unemployment + inflation Cut federal spending Cut federal spending Apollo Space Program Apollo Space Program –1969 Neil Armstrong on the Moon

4 Nixons Foreign Policy Led by Henry Kissinger Led by Henry Kissinger Détente Détente –Relaxing tensions through economic, political and cultural contact Nixon visited Moscow Nixon visited Moscow –First US president to visit –SALT I ~ limit number of ICBMs being produced & sell US wheat at a reduced cost to USSR Nixon visited China Nixon visited China –Ping-pong tourney –Regained diplomatic ties to China

5 Nixon in Vietnam Vietnamization Vietnamization –More ARVN in combat roles Bring home troops Bring home troops Left Vietnam w/o a defeat Left Vietnam w/o a defeat Saigon falls to communists in 1975 Saigon falls to communists in 1975


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