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Unformatted text preview: 4-4-08 1968 Hubert H. Humphrey had to take status quo position on Vietnam war George Wallace (independent) challenged Humphrey on the war. Strong and dramatic opposition to civil rights. Extreme conservative viewpoints. Running mate was Curtis LeMay wanted to use nuclear weapons against North Vietnam. Nixon won nomination and presidency. Tapped into a conservative backlash sentiment found among many working class and working class voters. Promised peace with honor in terms of the war Nixon only wins 43% of popular vote Humphrey won 42% Under Nixon OSHA is set up. Domestic policy- never had a set plan Foreign policy had a plan, had more success Watergate Stagflation inflation without commensurate economic growth Under Johnson Some larger deficits and expanded money supply without significant tax increases US goods were facing stiffer competition Oil, OPEC gave US hell Watergate symbolized climax of the turbulent Americans demanded greater acc. From persons in authority and society's institutions. Political apathy & cynicism grew Mistrust of public officials gained on acceptance from public previously unknown Public became suspicious about government power in general excessive presidential power Imperial Presidency Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter CH 28 shit: The antiwar movement The emergence of la causa American Indian Activism An embattled president Americanization of the Vietnam war ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HIST 2057 taught by Professor Rand during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08
- Vietnam War