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Ford attempted to fight inflation but continued to butt heads with the democratic congress. Ford vetoed more than 50pieces of legislationIII.Fords Foreign PolicyA.Carrying out Nixon's Foreign Policiesi.Helsinki Accords- a series of agreements that promised greater cooperation between the nations of Eastern and Western Europe which is known as Fords greatest presidential accomplishments.B.Ongoing Turmoil in Southeast Asiai.1975 South Vietnam surrendered to north and Cambodia seized the US merchant Ship Mayaguez in the Gulf of Siam. Ford send a massive military force to save the 39 men whileloosing 41. The public was upset knowing 41 died to save 39.IV.Carter Enters the White HouseA.Jimmy Carter- Democratic nominee and former peanut farmer and governor of Georgia. “I will never tell a lie.” And Carter won by a narrow margin bringing a down to earth style to Washington.B.Mr Carter goes to Washington i.Carter, attempting to help the country’s economic crisis, urged the country to cut back on oil consumption. V.Carter's Domestic Agenda A.Confronting the Energy Crisisi.National Energy Act- This act placed a tax on gas guzzling cars, removed price controls on oil and natural gas and extended tax credits for the development of alternative energy. B.The economic crisis worsensC.A Changing EconomyD.Carter and Civil Rightsi.Carter appointed Andrew Young as US ambassador to the United Nations, Young was the first African American to
hold that position. Carter also appointed 28 African Americans, 29Women, and 14 Latinos to the Judicial branch alone. ii.Many did feel that Carter focused on energy rather than civil rights. iii.Regents of the University of California v. Bakke- stated that the University of California's affirmative action policies of the medical school were unconstitutional. VI.A Human Rights Foreign PolicyA.Advancing Human Rightsi.Human Rights- the rights and freedoms such as those named in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights to which all people are entitled.ii.Carter strongly believed in these rights and cut off military aid to Argentina and Brazil countries that imprisoned or tortured thousands of their own citizens.B.Yielding the Panama Canali.US Panama Canal relations were better after Panama ratified treaties of the nation and gave back ownership of the Panama Canal.C.The Collapse of Detente i.Carter insistence on human rights broke down relations between the Soviet Union. They attempted to sign SALT II- which limited strategic weapons and nuclear-missile launchers that each side could produce. The SALT II agreement met opposition in the Senate but when the Soviet Union invaded the neighboring country of Afghanistan Carter refused to fight and SALT II treaty died.

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