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Richard Nixon. Presidential Style. “Imperial” Presidency Expanding Presidential Powers Ex. war, government spending, executive responsibilities Impounds Tight hold on information Closed circle John Mitchell John Ehrlichman H.R. Halderman. Domestic Issues and Policies. The Economy

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presidential style
Presidential Style
  • “Imperial” Presidency
    • Expanding Presidential Powers
    • Ex. war, government spending, executive responsibilities
    • Impounds
    • Tight hold on information
    • Closed circle
      • John Mitchell
      • John Ehrlichman
      • H.R. Halderman
domestic issues and policies
Domestic Issues and Policies
  • The Economy
    • Inflation-- 1967 = 3%, 1973 = 9%, 1975 = 12%
    • Unemployment
    • Weak economic growth
    • Price and Wage Controls
  • Oil Crisis
    • Price controls
    • OPEC and the Oil Embargo
  • New Federalism
    • Revenue Sharing
  • Civil Rights
    • “middle course”
    • “Southern Strategy”
  • Supreme Court
    • Appoints 4 justices
  • Moon Landing

Stagflation

foreign affairs
Foreign Affairs
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Realpolitik – practical diplomacy
  • Détente – easing of tensions
  • Soviet/Chinese relations cool creating an opportunity for the US
  • “Secret Diplomacy”
  • Improved Relations with China
  • The Soviet Union and SALT I
watergate
Watergate
  • Illegal Activities
    • IRS audits of “enemies”
    • Wiretaps for “national security” purposes
    • Burglaries
    • “Dirty tricks” -
  • The Plumbers
  • CRP (CREEP)
    • Bug DNC headquarters in the Watergate Building – “A third rate burglary”
    • 5 burglars caught with White House Connections
    • The Cover up
      • Hush money
      • Perjury
      • FBI vs. CIA
      • Washington Post and Watergate
    • “Saturday Night Massacre”
    • The Tapes
    • Resignation
    • Pardon
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Watergate
  • The Crime
    • Bug DNC headquarters at the Watergate Complex
  • The Coverup
    • Discouraging the FBI investigation
    • hush money
    • supporting perjury
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Watergate
  • Vice President Spiro Agnew