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1 THE MODERN ERA FORD THROUGH CLINTON

2 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION The MAIN purpose of affirmative action programs in the 1970s was to — A prevent continued discrimination in hiring. B provide childcare services for female employees. C protect striking workers from being fired. D promote universal health care for all workers.

3 Congressman Ford, Congressman Ford,

4 THE 1970’S The ratification of the 26th Amendment in 1971 was a response to the demands of people who were — A homeless, but still wanted to vote. B old enough to fight, but not old enough to vote. C permanent residents, but still citizens of other countries. D citizens, but who lived and worked abroad.

5 Republican House Minority Leader Republican House Minority Leader

6 Campaigning for Nixon in 1968

7 Vice-President Ford, 1973 Vice-President Ford, 1973

8 “President” Ford Pardons RN “President” Ford Pardons RN

9 Fall of Saigon, 1975

10 Vladivostok With Brezhnev Vladivostok With Brezhnev

11 Again, Who Is This? Again, Who Is This?

12 And Who Is This?

13 Assassination Attempts by Squeaky Fromme and Sarah Jane Moore

14 White House Pool & Vail, Co

15 Ford versus Reagan 1976 Ford versus Reagan 1976

16 Jerry Ford vs Jimmy Carter Jerry Ford vs Jimmy Carter

17 “There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe”

18 “I’M A FORD, NOT A LINCOLN”

19 Jimmy and Roselyn’s Inaugural Walk Jimmy and Roselyn’s Inaugural Walk

20 Jimmy Who? Jimmy Who?

21 Grinning Peanut Farmer? Grinning Peanut Farmer?

22 Born Again Baptist

23 Governor of Georgia

24 Presidential Candidate, 1976

25 CARTER’S DECISIONS Stagflation- new economic phenomenon that combined inflation with a recession and an increase in unemployment OPEC- Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries; made up of middle eastern countries that control the world’s oil supply; they quadrupled oil prices in the 1970’s Panama Canal Treaty of when Carter signed a treaty with Panama that stated the US would return the canal to them in 1999; we kept our promise Carter’s pardon of draft dodgers- Carter hoped Americans who had dodged the draft would return to the US; he hoped to “heal” the wounds but only angered vets and those that lost loved ones

26 Crazy Carters Crazy Carters

27 Human Rights Foreign Policy Human Rights Foreign Policy

28 Camp David Accords Camp David Accords

29 Diplomatic Relations with China Restored, 1979 Diplomatic Relations with China Restored, 1979

30 Panama Canal Treaties, 1978 Panama Canal Treaties, 1978

31 The Energy Crisis and OPEC The Energy Crisis and OPEC

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33 IRANIAN HOSTAGES Hostages in Iran- Iranians took 52 Americans hostage in Tehran, Iran in retaliation for the US providing medical care to the Shah of Iran; Carter was not able to free them but they were released moments after Reagan was sworn in as president Reaganomics/trickle down theory- theory that tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans would encourage them to reinvest their savings into their businesses, which would allow benefits to “trickle down” to average Americans in the form of jobs and/or better wages

34 Iranian Hostage Crisis 444 Days Iranian Hostage Crisis 444 Days

35 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

36 Carter’s Lame Responses Carter’s Lame Responses End of Détente Suspension of SALT II Suspension of Grain Sales to USSR Boycott of 1980 Olympics

37 Election of 1980 Election of 1980

38 Post-Presidency Post-Presidency

39 Nobel Prize Winner, 2002

40 Best Ex-President?

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42 RONALD REAGAN Reaganomics/trickle down theory- theory that tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans would encourage them to reinvest their savings into their businesses, which would allow benefits to “trickle down” to average Americans in the form of jobs and/or better wages Strategic Defense Initiative- “Star Wars”; Reagan spent billions on this project that hoped to protect the US in case of a nuclear attack; it never worked Beirut, Lebanon- 241 American marines were killed by terrorists when a truck loaded with explosives rammed into marine barracks

43 CRISIS CONTINUES Downfall of Communism- Berlin Wall falls in 1989 and Soviet bloc countries declare independence in 1991 Persian Gulf War- fought to keep Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia NAFTA- North American Free Trade Agreement signed by the US, Canada, and Mexico Apartheid- racial segregation/white supremacy; apartheid ended in South Africa and Nelson Mandela was released from prison

44 Hollywood Actor

45 Famous Roles

46 The 1940’s: U.S. Army Air Corps

47 President of the Screen Actors Guild

48 Jane Wyman : First Wife and Family

49 Nancy Davis: Wife # 2

50 The Second Reagan Family

51 Saved by Television

52 Conservative Republicans 1964

53 California Governor

54 1976 : Close but no cigar

55 Unlikely Running Mates

56 1980 “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” “There you go again!”

57 William Casey’s Iran Hostage Ploy?

58 President Reagan!

59 Assassination Attempt by John Hinckley

60 The Reagan Revolution and the “New Right”

61 Reaganomics (ERTA)

62 AIDS Epidemic

63 Sandra Day O’Connor

64 Grenada Invasion

65 SDI (“Star Wars”)

66 Arms Buildup

67 The “Evil Empire”

68 Zero Option

69 Nuclear Freeze Movement

70 Nuclear Fears

71 Ronnie and Gorbachev

72 Geraldine Ferraro: First Female V.P. Nominee of A Major Political Party

73 Reagan= 54,451,521 (58.8%) Mondale= 37, 565,334 (40.5%)

74 Iran-Contra Scandal

75 “I call them freedom fighters”

76 Sandinistas

77 “Neat Idea”

78 “I never lied to the American public”

79 Nancy and Ronnie

80 Alzheimer's, 1994 Letter

81 June 6, 2004

82 Bush the First

83 WWII Hero

84 Congressman Bush

85 Father and Son, 1968

86 Resume Ambassador to United Nations, Chairman Republican Nation Committee, Chief Liaison, PRC 1974 Director CIA,

87 Vice President

88

89 Run, Jesse, Run

90 No Jack Kennedy?

91 Presidential Debates

92 "If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?"

93 The Winner?

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95 Millie with Pups

96 Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989

97 “I have plans for Kuwait”

98 SADAM HUSSEIN

99 August, 1990

100 Desert Shield

101 Secretary of Defense in Saudi Arabia

102 Presidential Tie Clips, Thanksgiving, 1990

103 ENTERTAINING THE TROOPS

104 Secret Weapon

105 Collapse of the Soviet Union, August, 1991

106 Clarence Thomas

107 BILL CLINTON AND AL GORE

108 Perot’s Big Issue

109 1992 TV Debates

110 Costly Time Check

111

112 2 ND TIME A FATHER AND SON ARE ELECTED AS PRESIDENT


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