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Richard Nixon. 1969-1974 Tumultuous Years Years of Progress…Years of Turmoil. 1969-What a Year!. Nixon inaugurated. A Man Walks on the Moon Video -Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong Buzz Aldrin Who was Michael Collins? What was the quote? Woodstock Music Ragone was born!.

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richard nixon

Richard Nixon

1969-1974

Tumultuous Years

Years of Progress…Years of Turmoil

1969 what a year
1969-What a Year!
  • Nixon inaugurated.
  • A Man Walks on the Moon
    • Video -Apollo 11
    • Neil Armstrong
    • Buzz Aldrin
    • Who was Michael Collins?
    • What was the quote?
  • Woodstock
    • Music
  • Ragone was born!
what were nixon s plans
What were Nixon’s Plans?
  • Law and Order—Conservative Justices Appointed to Supreme Court…impact from the Warren Court
    • Remember Gideon and Wainwright
  • Secret Plan to end the War
  • New Federalism
    • Smaller Government? What’s the Role of Government?
      • Big U/Big S---Combination?
    • Revenue Sharing-Block Grants
    • Federal Gov’t Collects $-Gives to the States to Spend on designated projects.
nixon and domestic polices politics and policy
Nixon and Domestic PolicesPolitics and Policy
  • An astute politician who balanced both…
  • Civil Rights
    • 70% of African American children in South still attended all black schools…can you say
        • Brown v BOE Topeka, Kansas
        • Little Rock
        • Can you say Southern Vote?
        • Can you say busing? De Facto?
          • Remember the Titans? 1971
nixon and domestic polices politics and policy 2
Nixon and Domestic PolicesPolitics and Policy-2
  • Women’s Rights
    • It’s not the law----Directs Justice Department to

Bring sex discriminations suits.

  • Environment
    • Creation of EPA
    • Clean Water Act 1970 –Proposed-but in 1972-vetoes new version….Congress overrides veto---Nixon impounds fund
    • Policy/Politics/Philosophy???
    • Earth Day 1970
roe v wade
Roe v. Wade
  • This should be an extended discussion.
  • State laws prohibiting abortions
  • Court bundles cases…lead case Texas
  • Texas lawyer defending restrictions---bad joke
  • Even court debates
  • 1st, 4th, 9th, and 14th Amendments….Right to Privacy Zone
  • Who was Roe? Position today?
  • Controversy exists today…Court shifts….Issue today.
nixon foreign policy
Nixon & Foreign Policy
  • The Anti-Communist Reaches Out
    • Remember Nixon’s original rise to prominence?
  • Could another President have done this?
  • Who was Henry Kissinger?
  • Takes advantage of China/Soviet

weakening in their relations.

nixon foreign policy continued
Nixon & Foreign Policy (continued)

1901

  • Ping-Pong Diplomacy
  • Sports in Foreign Policy
  • Visits China
  • Soviet Union & Détente’
    • SALT???

1971

nixon foreign policy continued1
Nixon & Foreign Policy (continued)

War in the Middle East

1. (1973) Egypt and Syria attack Israel

2. Sec. of State Kissinger uses “shuttle diplomacy” to improve relations

3-Joseph Sisco----Story

nixon foreign and domestic
Nixon-Foreign and Domestic

. Energy crisis (1973):

1. OPEC places embargo on U.S. oil shipments

What is OPEC?

Why are they mad?

2. Nixon supports Alaskan pipeline

3. Gas Lines-Odd/Even Prices up.

watergate 1
Watergate 1
  • Election of 1972
  • Committee to Re-Elect the President-CREEP
  • What was Watergate---
    • SAS in School Activity
    • Plumbers
    • “What did he know and when did he know it?”
    • Smoking Gun
    • Deep Throat- Whistleblower
    • Woodward and Bernstien--Muckrakers
    • “I am not a crook.”
    • Saturday Night Massacre
    • Hearings-TV will Expose YOU-AGAIN?
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