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1 Richard M. Nixon Republican Vice Presidents: Spiro Agnew Gerald Ford Gerald Ford

2 Foreign Policy Detent: easing of Cold War tensions, Detent: easing of Cold War tensions, Nixon visits China – 1 st President Nixon visits China – 1 st President S.A.L.T.: Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty- 5 year agreement to limit missiles, intercontinental ballistic or submarine launched missiles S.A.L.T.: Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty- 5 year agreement to limit missiles, intercontinental ballistic or submarine launched missiles Ping Pong Diplomacy: Opening China, China’s ping pong team plays the US ping pong team Ping Pong Diplomacy: Opening China, China’s ping pong team plays the US ping pong team

3 Foreign Policy Vietnamization: Gradual withdrawal of troops so South Vietnamese could take over the war- this included secret bombing of Cambodia Vietnamization: Gradual withdrawal of troops so South Vietnamese could take over the war- this included secret bombing of Cambodia OPEC and Gas shortage: control price per barrel of oil, Oil embargo to US because US sent aid to Israel. OPEC and Gas shortage: control price per barrel of oil, Oil embargo to US because US sent aid to Israel.

4 Domestic Policy Environmental Protection Agency - EPA: Govt. took power to set and enforce pollution standards, environmental research, assist state and local govt. in pollution control. (Rachel Carson – Silent Spring Environmental Protection Agency - EPA: Govt. took power to set and enforce pollution standards, environmental research, assist state and local govt. in pollution control. (Rachel Carson – Silent Spring Stagflation and Revenue Sharing: cost of Vietnam = rising unemployment and inflation, revenue sharing= state and local govt have more freedom to spend federal money. Stagflation and Revenue Sharing: cost of Vietnam = rising unemployment and inflation, revenue sharing= state and local govt have more freedom to spend federal money.

5 Domestic Policy Watergate: Committee to reelect the President – (CREEP) tried to cover up a burglary attempt at Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate hotel. Nixon tried to cover it up. Watergate: Committee to reelect the President – (CREEP) tried to cover up a burglary attempt at Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate hotel. Nixon tried to cover it up.

6 Domestic Policy Watergate: 2 Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein, with the help of a secret source code named Deep Throat, brought down the President. Watergate: 2 Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein, with the help of a secret source code named Deep Throat, brought down the President.

7 Resignation Nixon first President to resign Leaves White House in disgrace Leaves White House in disgrace


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