Nioxon to bush presidents

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Nioxon to bush presidents

  1. 1. Nixon Bush TO
  2. 2. Nixon <ul><li>Had an appeal to middle America </li></ul><ul><li>Created revenue sharing, which was intended to give the states more power </li></ul><ul><li>However it ended up giving the federal government more power </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nixon <ul><li>Established détente, or relaxing of Cold War Tensions </li></ul><ul><li>Most remembered for Watergate Scandal </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon claimed executive privilege- that White House conversations should be private </li></ul><ul><li>In an effort to quiet the outrage over his actions, Nixon resigns as president </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nixon <ul><li>He avoids impeachment, or charging him with presidential misconduct </li></ul><ul><li>Watergate led to Federal Campaign Amendments, limiting campaign contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics in Government Act required the finicial disclosure of officials </li></ul><ul><li>Overall the American public was left with a deep distrust </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ford <ul><li>Most Americans considered Ford to be decent and honest </li></ul><ul><li>Bland, not an exciting or dynamic president </li></ul><ul><li>Ford pardons Nixon “for the good of the nation” </li></ul><ul><li>Approval Ratings drop from 71% to 50% </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ford <ul><li>Ford had to inherit the inflation, rising cost of goods from the Nixon era </li></ul><ul><li>Then a new issue of “stagflation” costs go up and economy goes no where </li></ul><ul><li>He attempts to revive the economy by keeping taxes low, cut government spending, and balancing a budget </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ford <ul><li>Foreign policy, his only major event: signing the Helsinki Accords </li></ul><ul><li>These were agreements made with the Soviets about Europe </li></ul><ul><li>With the economy failing, rising inflation and unemployment political turmoil around the world, Americans would turn to a new president in 1976 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Carter <ul><li>Carter image as being upstanding and moral helped him win election </li></ul><ul><li>Carter would devote most of his agenda to fixing the economy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Carter <ul><li>He tried to increasing government spending to end recession </li></ul><ul><li>He then tried reducing taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Then reducing money supply and raising interest rates </li></ul><ul><li>Created the Department of Energy to reduce energy consumption… </li></ul><ul><li>None of this fixed the economy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Carter <ul><li>His foreign policy was marked by trouble in the Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>When a group of Islamic terrorist took 52 Americans hostage and Carter failed to gain their release it would forever mark his foreign policy and cost him reelection </li></ul>
  11. 11. Reagan <ul><li>Out of the mess in the 1970’s came two groups </li></ul><ul><li>Liberals: government should be very active </li></ul><ul><li>Conservatives: government should cautious about its use of power </li></ul><ul><li>Reagan was a conservative </li></ul><ul><li>Also an actor and former governor of Ca </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reagan <ul><li>Reagan appealed to Americans who were frustrated with the economy and worried America was too weak internally </li></ul><ul><li>“ Are you better off than you were four years ago?” asked Reagan…no they weren’t </li></ul>
  13. 13. Reagan <ul><li>Reaganomics: belief that his policies would corperate and wealthy Americans, not the average “Joe” </li></ul><ul><li>Cut Civil spending, increased military spending, and government regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Result: economy began to recover </li></ul>
  14. 14. Reagan <ul><li>“ Star Wars” Reagan's nuclear deterrent </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tear down this wall!”-so he did </li></ul><ul><li>As Regan’s second term came to end, the economy was booming, military was strong, and Soviet relations were good </li></ul>
  15. 15. George Bush <ul><li>As Regan left, many Americans wanted more focus on domestic policies rather than foreign </li></ul><ul><li>“ Read my lips…no new taxes” </li></ul><ul><li>Under Papa Bush the Cold War would end, but a Gulf War would begin </li></ul>
  16. 16. George Bush <ul><li>Perhaps the most serous crisis was the Persian Gulf War </li></ul><ul><li>The economy would slow towards the early 1990’s </li></ul><ul><li>Bush would have to break his campaign promises </li></ul>
  17. 17. Clinton <ul><li>Clinton promised to reform health care </li></ul><ul><li>Tried to develop a plan to cover all Americans </li></ul><ul><li>People feared it would cost too much, put too much pressure on small business and relied on government control </li></ul><ul><li>His plan died before ever coming to a vote </li></ul>
  18. 18. Clinton <ul><li>Worked to help American families </li></ul><ul><li>Provided increased funding for educational programs </li></ul><ul><li>Created a gun control law, requiring a waiting period </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-crime bill to provide more money for prisons and put more officers on the street </li></ul>
  19. 19. Clinton <ul><li>Clinton’s second term saw a booming economy, high approval, and scandal </li></ul><ul><li>Never fully impeached </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy uncertain: left the economy with balanced budget and presided over the greatest period of economic growth in American history </li></ul>
  20. 20. Bush jr. <ul><li>Little Bush gets a turn as president </li></ul><ul><li>Wins the closest election in American history </li></ul><ul><li>He cut taxes to try and boost the economy </li></ul>
  21. 21. Bush jr. <ul><li>Promised to improve nations schools, No Child Left Behind </li></ul><ul><li>Cut taxes </li></ul><ul><li>And build nations defenses </li></ul><ul><li>9-11 would change his entire president </li></ul>Come on terror… ‘merica is ready
  22. 22. Bush jr. <ul><li>Began a war on terror </li></ul><ul><li>Increased government control </li></ul><ul><li>Brought the U.S. back into Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>Bush won a second term, “don’t change horses mid stream” </li></ul>

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