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Outline of the Modern Era 1968-2008
Vietnam Under Nixon <ul><li>Pledged to end war through “Vietnamization” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give war back to South Vietn...
Vietnam’s Impact on America <ul><li>My Lai Massacre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US Troops kill a village of 579 people </li></ul...
Nixon FoPo <ul><li>Triangular Diplomacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peaceful visits to China and USSR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Nixon Domestic Policies <ul><li>OPEC Oil Embargo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arab oil producers stop selling oil to US to protes...
Watergate <ul><li>Nixon pays “plumbers” to break into democratic national HQ to get info on election of 1972. </li></ul><u...
Nixon Review <ul><li>Why did the US face an oil crisis during the Nixon years? </li></ul><ul><li>How did Nixon end the Vie...
Gerald Ford  <ul><li>“ He’s a nice fellow, but he’s played too much football without a helmet.” - LBJ </li></ul><ul><li>Un...
Ford FoPo <ul><ul><li>Saigon falls to N. Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnam war finally over </li></ul></ul>
Carter Domestic <ul><li>Dept. of Energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created to conserve energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% of...
Carter FoPo <ul><li>China becomes largest trade partner </li></ul><ul><li>Camp David Accords </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carter ...
Quick Review <ul><li>Under which President did the Vietnam War formally end? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was America’s largest t...
Reagan FoPo <ul><li>Iran Hostage Crisis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>52 hostages taken during Carter years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Reagan Domestic <ul><li>Trickle Down Economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax cuts for businesses will pass savings on those at...
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Nixon reagan

  1. 1. Outline of the Modern Era 1968-2008
  2. 2. Vietnam Under Nixon <ul><li>Pledged to end war through “Vietnamization” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give war back to South Vietnamese </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Began bombing Ho Chi Minh Trail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply route from North to South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not only in Vietnam! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Vietnam’s Impact on America <ul><li>My Lai Massacre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US Troops kill a village of 579 people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pentagon Papers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secret gov’t documents stating that the gov’t had been misleading the American people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unpopularity of the draft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A poor man’s war” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kent State Massacre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 students killed 9 injured </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Nixon FoPo <ul><li>Triangular Diplomacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peaceful visits to China and USSR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on economy, nuclear weapons, and ending war in Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn China against USSR </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SALT Treaty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced number of nukes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opened economic trade </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Nixon Domestic Policies <ul><li>OPEC Oil Embargo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arab oil producers stop selling oil to US to protest Americans helping Israel in Yom Kippur War. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National speed limit set at 55 mph </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EPA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created to enforce environmental laws </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Watergate <ul><li>Nixon pays “plumbers” to break into democratic national HQ to get info on election of 1972. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plumbers caught and tied to Nixon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nixon charged facing impeachment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ford takes office, pardons Nixon </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Nixon Review <ul><li>Why did the US face an oil crisis during the Nixon years? </li></ul><ul><li>How did Nixon end the Vietnam war? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was involved with triangle diplomacy? What was the goal? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the purpose of the SALT treaty? </li></ul><ul><li>What events led to Nixon’s resignation? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gerald Ford <ul><li>“ He’s a nice fellow, but he’s played too much football without a helmet.” - LBJ </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment and inflation high </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut taxes but didn’t work </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Ford FoPo <ul><ul><li>Saigon falls to N. Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnam war finally over </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Carter Domestic <ul><li>Dept. of Energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created to conserve energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% of US oil imported </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on nuclear power </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US facing fuel crisis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arab-Israeli conflict </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Carter FoPo <ul><li>China becomes largest trade partner </li></ul><ul><li>Camp David Accords </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carter negotiates peace between Egypt and Israel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Soviets invade Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US gives aid to Bin Laden and Taliban </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Quick Review <ul><li>Under which President did the Vietnam War formally end? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was America’s largest trade partner after the Carter administration? </li></ul><ul><li>Who did the US arm to fight Soviet forces in Afghanistan? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Reagan FoPo <ul><li>Iran Hostage Crisis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>52 hostages taken during Carter years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hostages released during Reagan inauguration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continued arms race </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Star Wars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Soviet Union falls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arms race spending </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Reagan Domestic <ul><li>Trickle Down Economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax cuts for businesses will pass savings on those at the bottom. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doubled National Debt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who gets the bill? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gap between rich and poor grew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s the impact on the economy? </li></ul></ul>

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