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confession in court, fifth amendment privilege against self-incrimination Miranda conviction was overturned The 5th and 6th amendment came into play self-incrimination and right to an attorney unless a suspect had been made aware of his rights Vietnam: Congress’s role in Vietnam Sent troops and weapons to democratic Vietnam Thousand of troops were sent over in trying to stop communism from spreading 1970’s: Effect tv had on society News about war was documented and was not lied about Presidents used tv to share news with the public and give them more of a personable feel to what was going on in the white house Oil/gas crisis Arab countries created embargo against US for support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War the Iran Revolution caused US to not have enough oil supplies for energy creating long lines at the gas station Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries- international cartel that inflates price of oil by limiting supply: Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and UAE are prominent members Women’s rights Equality in the workplace equal pay Strategic Arms Limitation Talk Series of negotiation talks between the US and the USSR on the issue of nuclear arms reduction Talks helped lower the total number if missiles each side would have and eased the tension between the two Realpolitik System of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations Détente Relaxation of tension between the United States and its two major communist rivals, the Soviet Union and China Nixon, Ford, and Carter Nixon: Watergate scandal Richard Nixon
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broke into Democrat HQ at Watergate hotel for any dirt The members of an association working to have Nixon re-elected, CREEP, were involved in a burglary, and it was then linked to Nixon The CREEP group had also gotten lots of money from unidentifiable places Suspicion set in and Nixon was accused of getting illegal help in being re-elected Nixon tried to use government to cover-up his involvement Impeachment proceedings were started but Nixon resigned from his office in August of 1974 Carter: Camp David Accords Peace accords signed by Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat Finally ended the Israeli-Egyptian dispute Considered Carter’s greatest achievement in office Reagan: Economic Policies A major goal of Reagan was to reduce the size of the government by shrinking the federal budget and cutting taxes He proposed a new federal budget that called for cuts of $35 billion, mostly in social programs like food stamps and federally-funded job-training centers Ronald Reagan had taken office vowing to stimulate the American economy by rolling back government regulations, lowering taxes, and balancing the budget Supply-side economic theory had promised that lower taxes would actually increase government revenue because they would stimulate the economy as a whole The combination of tax reduction and huge increases in military spending caused
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