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  • 1. Richard NixonCreated By: Trent Gwaltney
  • 2. Formal Powers• One formal power that Richard Nixon showed the power with Military Operations and Strategies as Commander in Chiefwhen he made key decisions in the Vietnam War.
  • 3. Formal Powers• Another formal power President Nixon took advantage of is impoundments. In the early 1970’s President Nixon directed cabinet members not to spend certain funds appropriated by Congress, arguing that the programs were wasteful.
  • 4. Informal Powers• One informal power that Richard Nixon showed was the power to control prices and wages, which was given to him by Congress in 1970, but the law expired when the president put a 90 day freeze on all prices.
  • 5. Informal Powers• Another informal power President Nixon took advantage of was tensions between Soviet Union and China to open diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States.
  • 6. Roles of President Nixon• One role that president Nixon showed was the role of Chief Executive. He showed this with his impoundment order to the cabinet in the early 1970’s.
  • 7. Roles of President Nixon• Another Role that President Nixon played was Economic Planning. In 1970 Congress gave President Nixon the power to control prices and wages.
  • 8. Style of President Nixon• I think that President Nixon’s style would be increased responsibility because of how he took advantage of tensions between the Soviet Union and China to open diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States.
  • 9. Overall• The four powers that Richard Nixon showed was Military Operations, the power to control prices and wages, tensions, and impoundments.• The two Roles that Richard Nixon showed was Chief Executive and Economic Planner.• The style that President Nixon showed was Increased Responsibility.
  • 10. CitationsSlide 1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_NixonSlide 2http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_WarSlide 3http://questgarden.com/63/99/8/080414053113/process.htmSlide 4http://tennisengland.com/price-freeze-2011.htmlSlide 5 and 8http://warnewsupdates.blogspot.com/2011/12/us-china-war.htmlSlide 6http://tonofbricks.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/inclusion-drives-support-for-treasury-department/Slide 7http://faculty.ucc.edu/egh-damerow/congress.htmSlide 9http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/richardnixon“Course Text”