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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)

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Nixon to the present

Nixon to the Present


Richard m nixon 1969 1974 republican

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)

  • 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)


Nixon to the present

  • Apollo 11


Nixon continued

Nixon continued

  • 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.


Nixon continued1

Nixon continued

  • Watergate (1972-1974)

    • 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.


Watergate continued

Watergate continued

  • 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

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

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

    • Russia’s Vietnam


Camp david accords 1978

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

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)


Reagan continued

Reagan continued

  • Iran-Contra Affair

  • Gorbachev reforms in USSR (Glasnost & Perestroika)

  • Sandra Day O’Connor: first woman on the Supreme Court

Winning…


George h w bush 1989 1993 republican

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

    • Liberates Kuwait


Bill clinton 1993 2001 democrat

Bill Clinton (1993-2001): Democrat

  • Economic Budget Boom & Surplus

  • Oklahoma City Bombing (1995): Timothy McVeigh executed

  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

  • Impeachment by House & Acquittal by Senate


George w bush 2001 2009 republican

George W. Bush (2001-2009): Republican

  • 9/11 terrorist attacks

  • Department of Homeland Security & Patriot Act

  • War in Afghanistan & Iraq


Barack obama 2009 democrat

Barack Obama (2009-): Democrat

  • First African-American President

  • Economic Depression

  • Health Care Reform

  • Osama Bin Laden

  • The Operation-Osama

  • Bin Laden


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