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Nixon. I. The man A. Very intelligent, paranoid, private, hot tempered B. Never accepted by the “elite crowd”. II. The politician A. Served in Congress in both the House and the Senate B. Makes a name for himself as a communist hunter on the House Unamerican Activities Committee. (HUAC).

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Nixon

Nixon


Nixon

  • I. The man

    • A. Very intelligent, paranoid, private, hot tempered

    • B. Never accepted by the “elite crowd”


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  • II. The politician

    • A. Served in Congress in both the House and the Senate

    • B. Makes a name for himself as a communist hunter on the House Unamerican Activities Committee. (HUAC)


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  • B. Eisenhower’s VP

    • 1. Accused of improper handling of finances

    • 2. Saves himself with the “Checkers Speech”

    • Checkers Speech


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  • C. 1960 Presidential Election

    • 1. Loses to Kennedy 303-219 electoral votes

    • 2. 34,227,096 – 34,108,546 popular votes

    • 3. Loses election for Governor of California 1962


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  • D. Wins in 1968 v. Hubert Humphry


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  • E. Wins re-election in 1972


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  • III. Foreign Policy

    • A. Escalates Vietnam then pulls troops out

    • B. 1972 visits China and USSR (SALT)

    • C. Supports anti-Communist regimes and groups regardless of their nature or morality


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  • IV. Domestic Policy

    • A. Continued most of LBJ’s Great Society

      • (Shifted the Burden to the States)

    • B. Helped boost a slow economy (Freed up $)

    • C. Watergate

    • D. Named four Supreme Court Justices

      • Warren Burger, Harry Blackmun, Lewis Powell, William Rehnquist


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