Chapter_27_Outline - Chapter 27 Outline I Richard Nixons...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

Chapter 27 OutlineI.Richard Nixon’s PresidencyA.Foreign Policy1.Vietnama.Vietnamization- Nixon called for a gradual pull out of American forces and turning the war over to the South Vietnamese military.b.Nixon Doctrine-in the future the US would support Asian allies but not with extensive use of American armed forcesc.Cambodian Invasion which led to an outbreak of anti-war protests. The most famous of these is the protest at Kent State University in which four students were killed by members of the Ohio of the National Guard. There was another that resulted in two deaths at Jackson State University. d.In 1970, the American public was shocked to learn about a 1968 massacre of women and children by US troops in the Vietnamese village of My Lai. Furthermore, the New York Times published the Pentagon Papers in which the government’s secret history surrounding US involvement was leaked to the public by Daniel Ellsburg former Defense Department analyst.e.Paris Peace Accords of 1973 the US would withdraw from South Vietnam and getback 500 prisoners of war in return a cease fire and free elections. f.1973 the US Congress passed the War Powers Act that limited the degree to which the president could use the US military without an official declaration of war. g.By 1975, the last of US forces had withdrawn for South Vietnam. South Vietnamin April, 1975 fell to North Vietnamese forces2.Détente a.The deliberate reduction of Cold War tensions between the US and communist countries like China and the USSR during the Nixon administration under the guidance of National Security Advisor then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.b.Nixon visited China and the USSRc.Arms reduction treaties: SALT I-a bilateral agreement that was to lead to the reduction of the USSR’s and US’s strategic arsenal. ABM a second bilateral arms

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture