Limits Of A Superpower, 1969-1980. Viewer Discretion is Advised. Henry Kissinger- National Security Advisor. Richard Nixon Picture - 37th President . Real Estate No. 3 1971
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Viewer Discretion is Advised
National Security Advisor
Richard Nixon Picture - 37th President
BESTTotal: 2,052.21 unit: 1,151.02 to 4 units: 120.55 or more units: 780.9Northeast: 263.8Midwest: 434.1South: 868.7West: 485.6Best month: DecemberSeasonally adjusted annual rate: 2,295• The total number of U.S. troops in Vietnam drops to 196,700, the lowest number since 1966.• A new stock market index, the Nasdaq, debuts. • Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, is found dead in his Paris, France apartment.
1972- Kissinger announces “peace is at hand” (way to ambitious)
North Vietnamese fail to compromise => Nixon orders massive bombing, the heaviest in the history of the war, on North Vietnam to force a settlement
Finally, the two agree on an armistice : U.S. troops out of the country in return for over 500 POWs, a cease-fire and free elections.Paris Accords of 1973
First round of Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT)- U.S. diplomats secured Soviet Union commitment to halt the number of ballistic missiles carrying nuclear warheads.Détente With China and the Soviet Union
Nixon adopted Keynesian economics and deficit spending:
In August 1971- imposed a 90-day wage and price freeze
Took the dollar off the gold standard
10% surtax on all imports
By 1972, the recession was over and Congress approved increases for Social Security benefits based on the annual rise in living costNixon’s Economic Policies
This “silent majority” was mostly composed of Democrats dissatisfied by the liberal drift of their party.
Agnew was authorized to make verbal assaults against both war protestors and the liberal press.
Ultimately Nixon succeeded.Southern Strategy
1969 Nixon appointed Warren E. Burger as chief justice to succeed the retiring Earl Warren
Blackmun concluded pro-abortion in Roe v. Wade, 1973
Next two appointments, were Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist, were both approved.
The Court that Nixon shaped would deny him his claims to executive privilege and order him to turn over the Watergate tapes in United Sates v. Nixon, 1974Burger Court
His foreign policy successes in China and the Soviet Union
The removal of George Wallace from the race by an assassin’s bullet that paralyzed the Alabama populist
The nomination by the Democrats of a very liberal, antiwar, antiestablishment candidate, Senator George McGovern of South Dakota.
The Democrats managed to keep control of both houses of Congress.
Nevertheless, voting patterns suggested the Republican shift to come due to the political realignment of the Sunbelt and suburban voters.Election of 1972
Earlier, Nixon ordered wiretaps on government employees and reporters to stop leaks as well as to discredit opponents.
Burglarized the office of Ellsberg’s psychiatrist.
“Enemies list” created by Nixon’s “plumbers” that included those whom opposed the Nixon and or the Vietnam war.Watergate
A direct result of Nixon’s authorization of 3,500 bombing raids in Cambodia, a neutral country.War Powers Act
To U. S.
Nixon walked as a free man while his aids were indicted and the full truth of the scandal remained hidden forever.Gerald Ford in the White House
Democrat nominee Jimmy Carter, former governor of Georgia, stole the vote in the election with his apparent immunity to corruption.Election of 1976
1979, Islamic fundamentalists in Iran, led by Ayatollah Khomeini, overthrew the Shah. November, Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Teheran and held over 50 members of the staff hostage. Carter’s rescue mission in 1980 failed to take off successfully.
Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978 – attacked unemployment and poverty by improving education. Also built industries and gambling casinos on reservations.Native American Movement
Asian Americans well represented in society despite discrimination.