Nixon 1st Term 1968-1972

Nixon's 1st Term 1968-1972

Nixon did the most in his  first term 

The only negative things in hs 1st term are:

  • FAP (however he new it would fail, but gave his votes)
  • Inherited Deficit  from Johnson
  • Increase in terrosism of sorts
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  • Created on: 12-05-13 17:13
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  • Nixon
    • Social
      • Huston Plan
        • CIA & FBI
        • 43 page report on propsed security operations
          • Created by Nixon's wife
          • No-one could understand it
      • 1968 Democratic convention sabotage(strikes)
      • New Left
      • Feminism
        • anti-abortion
        • wanted equal rights & valued nuclear family
        • Child Development Act 1971
      • Crime
        • Bombings/ attempts
          • 1969- 602
          • 1970- 1,57677
        • VP. Spiro Agnew hard on crime
        • District  Columbia Crime Control 1970
        • 84% Americans believed students demonstrators were treated too leniently
      • Anti-war  protests
        • Ohio National Uni. may 4th. 4 students killed
        • Next 4 days, 350 campus strikes 536 colleges shut & 73  reports of violence on campus
    • Cultural
      • Altamont Festival
        • 'end of counter culture'
        • 4 died from overdoses, fights & injuries
        • Like Woodstock... BUT band refused to play due to violence
      • Woodstock
        • 400,000 people & lasted 3 days
        • sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll
        • 'liberation & freedom' adult though it 'anarchy'
      • Hippies & San-Fransisco
        • 'Summer of Love'
        • 100,000 young people
    • Domestic
      • FAP
        • Family Amendment Plan
        • Posed guarantee anual income for all Ameicans
        • Unsuccessful, never passed
      • Southenn Strategy
        • all racial
        • Desegregation
        • Busing (racial integration)
        • Middle America (White Middle America)
        • Supreme Court
      • Environment
        • 80,000 acres Federal Land= 242 atate parks
        • EPA ( Environmental PProtection Agency)
        • Water Act 1970
          • Ohio River caught fire
        • Clean Coast Act 1972
          • California oil spill. Animals & tourism harmed
        • Clean Air Act 1970
        • 1st Earth Day
          • Little to do with Environment
      • Supreme Court
        • Not pass FAP
        • Judges such as 'Burger' allowed other .
          • Other conservatives followed
          • Warren tough on crime
      • The Moon
        • Distraction from economy
        • Increased morale
    • Foreign
      • Vietnam
        • Appealed to those against the US at war
        • 50,000 troops withdrawn
      • Dente
        • Increased trade
        • Relaxed tensions between rivals
      • SALT
        • Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
        • Arms race continued (the cold war did not stop)
        • Nuclear weaponry reduced
        • Dente
          • Increased trade
          • Relaxed tensions between rivals
      • China
        • Visited
        • Closer relationship
    • Economic
      • Inherited Deficit
        • Family savings & living standards dropped
        • Wealthy invested in art not real-estate
        • Plant-shut downs (unemployment  increases)
        • $25 billion deficit
      • 5% rise in energy prices
      • Temporary 10% tariff, spending cuts & stimulated tax cuts
      • NEP
        • 75% approval
          • Revenue sharing with states
        • Decreased red tape
      • Stagflation
        • high unemployment & inflation

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