The Nixon Administration, . Objectives : 1. Describe Nixon's domestic agenda. 2. Discuss Nixon's foreign policy achievements . Did You Know? . President Nixon rarely talked to Vice President Spiro Agnew about government issues or policies. . Appealing to Middle America.
Gerald Ford continued Nixon’s policies of détente with the Soviet Union after he took office in 1974.
The United States continued disarmament talkswith the Soviets that led to SALT II.
Ford also endorsed the Helsinki Accords, a document that put major nations on record in support of human rights.
South Vietnam fell to the communists. Many of the boat people eventually found refuge in the United States and Canada.
Egypt became the first Arab nation to officially recognize the nation of Israel.
The hostage crisis showed that the Soviet Union was no longer the only threat to America.
Conflicts in the Middle East threatened to become the greatest foreign policy challenge for the United States.