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Nixon day 4
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  • 1. Nixon’s Response to the Energy Crisis Emergency Highway Conservation Act  Natl. Speed Limit to 55 mph  Savings of 200,000 barrels a day Trans-Alaskan Pipeline  Found oil in Prudhoe Bay in 1968  Cost $8 Billion and brought 1 million barrels into the US Billions into researching and developing nuclear power
  • 2. Nixon’s Role w/ the EnvironmentEPA passed Federal agency that began to enforce environmental lawsClean Air Act of 1970 Focused on car emissions restrictionsRachel Carson Wrote Silent Spring, a book that looked at the effects of DDT on the environment
  • 3. Other Domestic Achievements26th Amendment-Voting age is now 18, down from 21Roe v. Wade (1973)- woman and her doctor, not the state govt, have the right to control what happens to her body (Privacy)
  • 4. Watergate Plumbers-former CIA/FBI agents created to stop leaks and carry out illegal actions for national security Sept. 3, 1971-broke into Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrists office (Pentagon Papers)
  • 5. Watergate cont.CREEP-Committee to RE- Elect the President  Got $$ to carry out activitiesJune 17, 1972-5 men arrested at 2:30am trying to break into the Democratic Natl. HQ  Put tape over the door in order to keep it open  Plant listening devices in order to spy on the Democrats  Why?? Figure out how to beat George McGovern in 1972
  • 6. Watergate cont. June 23, 1972 Nixon orders CIA to block FBI investigation Tie it to the Cubans August 1, 1972 A $25,000 cashier’s check ends up in the bank account of a Nixon burglar. It is from a campaign donor (CREEP)
  • 7. Watergate cont.Case is given to two young Washington Post Reporters Bob Woodward Carl Bernstein Find a source within the White House-W. Mark Felt (Deepthroat)April 30, 1973 H. R. Haldeman & John Erlichman resign & attorney general is fired

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