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Richard Nixon • Watergate • Vietnamization- ends war 1973. Paris Peace Accords. • Re-Opens relations with China- 1972.
Gerald Ford • Indo-China falls 1975- South Vietnam falls to Communism. Cambodia becomes Communist as well. • Helsinki Accords- 1975- recognize Post WWII boundaries. Human Rights.
Jimmy Carter • Camp David Accords- first peace treaty in the Middle East. • Iranian Hostage Crisis
Ronald Reagan • Reaganomics- Trickle Down Economics. • Iran-Contra- sell arms to Iran. Profits go to the Contras (fighting the Communists in Nicaragua). • Attack on Libya 1986.
George H. Bush • Persian Gulf War- Iraq invaded Kuwait. War over oil. • Invasion of Panama- Noriega arrested on drug charges.
Bill Clinton • Impeachment • GATT (General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs)- to reduce tariffs and build world trade. • Failed on healthcare.
George W. Bush September 11th attacks. Patriot Act- Department of Homeland Security. War in Afghanistan and Iraq
BarackObama Difficulty working with Congress (government shutdown). Affordable Care Act Reduction in troops