Nixon to the Present. Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974): Republican. July 20, 1969: Apollo 11 with Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong land on the moon. Visits Communist China and the USSR (1972)
Nixon to the Present
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July 20, 1969: Apollo 11 with Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong land on the moon.
Visits Communist China and the USSR (1972)
Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I) 1972: Signed with Leonid Brezhnev. Limits the number of nuclear weapons both sides can have.
Ends Vietnam War (1973)
Stagflation: stagnant economy with increasing inflation (failed to deal with)
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): U.S. supported Israel in 1973 Yom Kippur War against its Arab neighbors. OPEC puts oil embargo on U.S. that caused economic recession, inflation, a stagnant economy, unemployment, higher gas prices, gas rationing and the 55 MPH speed limit.
June 17, 1972: 5 men caught breaking into the Democratic Party HQ at the Watergate Complex. All five are associated with the Nixon administration.
June 23, 1972: Nixon orders break-in covered up. Shredded documents, paid burglars $500,000 hush money, used government agencies. If Nixon disowns the operation, he could have ended the scandal.
October 1973: Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after bribery scandal. Gerald Ford becomes new Vice-President
July 24, 1974: Supreme Court orders Nixon to turn over tapes
August 5, 1974: Nixon released tape transcripts that show he ordered the cover-up on June 23, 1972
August 8, 1974: Nixon announces his resignation
Gerald Ford Administration 1974-1977: Republican
September 8, 1974: Ford gives Nixon a full pardon
Stagflation: Ford failed to deal with
End of Vietnam nightmare in 1975
Survived two female assassination attempts
Jimmy Carter Administration 1977-1981: Democrat
Failed to deal with stagflation
Created Department of Energy
Panama Canal Treaty (1977): turned canal over to Panama on 12/31/1999
Iran-Hostage Crisis: November 4, 1979 – 52 Americans held for 444 days
USSR invades Afghanistan
Camp David Accords 1978
Anwar el-Sadat: Egypt
Menachem Begin: Israel
Jimmy Carter: USA
First Middle East Peace agreement
Israel gives back the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt and Egypt recognized Israel
Reagan Administration 1981-1989: Republican
Reaganomics (supply-side or trickle –down economics)
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI): “Star Wars” missile defense system
March 30, 1981:
Reagan shot by John Hinckley Jr.
Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity (trying to impress Jodi Foster)
Gorbachev reforms in USSR (Glasnost & Perestroika)
Sandra Day O’Connor: first woman on the Supreme Court
George H.W. Bush (1989-1993): Republican
Fall of communism in the USSR and Eastern Europe (end of Cold War)
Operation Desert Storm (1991):
January 16, 1991: air assault on Iraq
February 23-28, 1991: ground offensive against Iraq
Led by General Norman Schwarzkopf
Bill Clinton (1993-2001): Democrat
Economic Budget Boom & Surplus
Oklahoma City Bombing (1995): Timothy McVeigh executed