LINGERING LEGACY OF VIETNAM

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LINGERING LEGACY OF VIETNAM: WATERGATE AND THE EROSION OF PUBLIC TRUST Richard Nixon elected 1968 Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State, National Security Advisor “Vietnamization” Kent State Shootings 1970 Pentagon Papers (1971) Plumbers Watergate break-in June, 1972 July 1974, House votes articles of impeachment August, 1974, Nixon resigns Extra Points: Streams of American culture as US is emerging as global power Problems include questions of racial justice, haves and have not’s (why a prosperous society has poor). Vietnam and erosion of public trust. Politicians-election of 1960, Humphrey, Johnson, Kennedy, Nixon-all figures that would lead for 15 years. (Humphrey was LBJ’s VP) Humphrey V Nixon 1968. Landslide for Nixon Nixon-VP from 1953-1961. Know for being strong anti-communist, Hard hitting and hard fighting. Chosen as VP b/c of partisanship. (Eisenhower like by all) Questions raised about ethics-criticized for taking secret campaign contributions. Used TV for advantage to stay on 1953 VP.
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