Presentation on theme: "Richard M. Nixon 1969-1974 37 th President of the United States."— Presentation transcript:
Richard M. Nixon 1969-1974 37 th President of the United States
1969- Woodstock widely regarded as one of the greatest and most pivotal moments in popular music history Joan Baez, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, & many others http://www.history.com/videos/this-day-in-history-08151969-woodstock- begins#this-day-in-history-08151969-woodstock-begins
1969- Vietnam War Nixon orders secret bombings of Cambodia to destroy N.V supply routes & base camps. Nixon Doctrine- the U.S. would provide arms & aidbut not military forcesto its Asian allies, who would provide their own military forces in resisting communist aggression. Vietnamization- the U.S. would provide S.V. w/ equipment & financial aid but withdraw American troops.
1969- Back in the U.S. Nixon nominates Warren Burger as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Apollo 11 lands on the moon http://www.history.com/videos/apollo-11-moonwalk-montage
1970 Kent State Univ. tragedy National Guardsmen fire on antiwar demonstrators Killed four and wounded 9 students a grand jury indicted eight of the guardsmen, but the charges were dismissed for lack of evidence. http://www.history.com/videos/may-4-1970-national-guard-kills-four-at- kent-state#may-4-1970-national-guard-kills-four-at-kent-state
1971 26 th amendment Lowers voting age from 21 to 18 WHY?
1972 Nixon visits Peoples Republic of China 1 st president to visit since 1949 SALT I (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty) signed USSR & U.S. limits each nations strategic arms
1972- Watergate See handout http://www.history.com/videos/waterg ate-ends-nixon-presidency#watergate- ends-nixon-presidencyhttp://www.history.com/videos/waterg ate-ends-nixon-presidency#watergate- ends-nixon-presidency
1972 Supreme Court rules that the death penalty is unconstitutional Nixon is re-elected to a 2 nd term by one of the widest margins on record
1973 Supreme Court rules in Roe vs. Wade that the constitutional right to privacy is broad enough to encompass a womans decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy. Peace treaty ending the Vietnam War is signed in Paris
1974 Aug. 8- In a TV broadcast, Nixon announces to the nation his resignation that would be effective the next day V. Pres. Gerald Ford becomes President
After the Presidency Nixon wrote numerous books on his experiences in public life and on foreign policy April 22, 1994- Nixon dies in NYC