APUSH REVIEW 1968 Election, Nixon’s Domestic Policy, Supreme Court: Liberalism v. Conservatism, Nixon & Vietnam, Foreign Policy Under Nixon, Watergate. As found in Barron’s Study Keys EZ-101 American History 1877 to the Present Published 1992. Theme 14: Leadership in Crisis.
APUSH REVIEW1968 Election, Nixon’s Domestic Policy, Supreme Court: Liberalism v. Conservatism, Nixon & Vietnam, Foreign Policy Under Nixon, Watergate
As found in Barron’s Study Keys EZ-101
American History 1877 to the Present
In response to the social unrest of the early 1960s, the end of the decade was characterized by a call for social order. Public attention turned to inflation, declining productivity, and limited growth. Concern about the economy was coupled with the crisis in authority precipitated by the Watergate Affair. When President Nixon resigned in 1974, public respect for authority had reached a new low
Overview: Richard Nixon sought the presidency in 1968. At that time, the Democratic Party was in disarray after President Lyndon Johnson’s announcement that he would no seek or accept renomination
Overview: President Nixon sought to balance the needs of the poor with those of the middle class. Also, he attempted to reduce federal interference in local affairs
Overview: The Nixon administration sought to curb the civil liberties trend of the Supreme Court established during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Overview: President Nixon pursued a foreign policy that sought a more stable world. He ended the war in Vietnam
Overview: With Kissinger, Richard Nixon reconceptualized older foreign policy assumptions. Both recognized that the world was now dominated by 3 power centers - America, Europe, and Japan. The administration sought accommodation with the Soviet Union and the recognition of China as a significant world power
Overview: by 1973, a crisis in authority was precipitated by an attempted cover up of a break-in of Democratic headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. When President Nixon resigned in 1974, the public respect for authority had reached a new low
White House paranoia: Nixon’s first administration had been marked by secrecy and mistrust