Nixon - SALT Whats the big deal? Achievements U.S. out of...

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Nixon And the rest of the 70s
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Richard M. Nixon Career 1946 – House 1950 – Senate 1953-60 – VP Defeated in 1960 1962, bid for governor of  CA fails Character Intelligent, ambitious Introvert, loner Anything goes
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Success in 68 Key men in White House Haldeman (Chief/Staff) Ehrlichman (Dom Aff) Kissinger (Nat Sec Ad) Domestic Policy Environmental Protection AA Welfare Reform
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Realpolitik Objectives U.S. out of Vietnam Reverse eroding U.S.  status Latin America Middle East Redefine relations w/  New, more stable  international order
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Great Dilemma of 69 What to do about  Vietnam? Escalate Withdraw Strategic retreat Solution – Vietnamization Why? Credibility World Position Domestic concerns
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On to the Commies Goals Stable international order Open up China Improve relations w/ USSR Improve US position Nixon’s visit to China Détente w/ USSR
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Unformatted text preview: SALT Whats the big deal? Achievements U.S. out of Vietnam China USSR Less dangerous world Really that great? High cost of Vietnam One-sided w/ China Dtente erodes quickly Did okay w/ what they had Watergate Specific DNC break-in in 1972 Generic Any of the illegal activities of the Nixon administration Why? Nixons paranoia Reelection stress Previous precedents All the Kings Men White House tapes Executive Privilege Spiro Agnew 25 th Amendment Saturday Night Massacre U.S. v. Nixon Smoking Gun Ford becomes prez Long National Hangover Gerald R. Ford Not elected Pardons Nixon Vietnam James Earl Carter Malaise Speech Gas shortages Iranian Hostage Crisis 1980 Inflation = 12% Interest = 20%...
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