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Nioxon to ford 2011

  1. 1. Nixon Ford TO
  2. 2. <ul><li>Should a president be able to keep secrets from the American public? Or should there be such thing as “Executive Privilege”? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Had an appeal to middle America </li></ul><ul><li>One of the key’s to Nixon’s victory was his southern support </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Nixon, used his “Southern Strategy” to take away votes from his rival Humphrey </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Nixon wanted to dismantle old programs he deemed as having too much federal control </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to give more power back to the states and local governments </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>He called his program, New Federalism </li></ul><ul><li>His argument was to let the agencies that were closest to the citizens be given the opportunity to address their issues </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Among these changes, Nixon developed the idea of revenue sharing </li></ul><ul><li>In which, states and local governments are granted access to funds </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Although, the idea was grant the states more power, it had an opposite affect </li></ul><ul><li>As states became more dependant on Federal funding, </li></ul><ul><li>They were forced to accept new government conditions on the funding </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Despite all of his changes, Nixon was recalled as a president with little domestic interests </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon was very concern with America’s position on a global scale </li></ul><ul><li>In a controversial move he selects, </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Kissinger as his national security advisor </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Kissinger was a former Harvard professor </li></ul><ul><li>Kissinger, a Jew, had fled Nazi Germany as a child to the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Although when he took office, Kissinger was outranked, he would soon assume power </li></ul><ul><li>He would shape Nixon’s foreign policy </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>Nixon wanted to find a exit to Vietnam and bring an end to bi-polar world of Communism and non-Communism </li></ul><ul><li>However, Nixon was very much an anti-communist, so he created his approach called, DÉTENTE </li></ul><ul><li>Which means a relaxation of tensions </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>However, just as Johnson before him, all of his work in the white house would be overshadowed by one event, Watergate Scandal </li></ul><ul><li>The scandal originated from the Nixon administration's attempts to cover up the involvement in a break in </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>The Watergate Hotel housed the Democratic National Committee headquarters </li></ul><ul><li>As the election loomed in 1972 Nixon was seeking every advantage he could </li></ul><ul><li>Even though his ratings were good, he was still unpopular from the Vietnam war </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>Nixon was so consumed with his opponents, he even complied an “enemies list” </li></ul><ul><li>It was filled with politicians to media, all of who he considered a threat to his presidency </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon claimed executive privilege- that White House conversations should be private </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>As word got out about the break it was discovered that one of the members involved was not an ex-CIA agent, but was working for reelection group </li></ul><ul><li>As questions continued, documents were burned, false testimony was provided to investigators </li></ul><ul><li>While he may not have ordered the break in, Nixon did order the CIA to stop the FBI investigation </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>His justification was that the investigation could threaten national security </li></ul><ul><li>The White House claimed it was a 3 rd party break in </li></ul><ul><li>The strategy worked, most Americans believed Nixon </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon would even go on to be reelected </li></ul><ul><li>However, in 1973 the wheels came off and Nixon will be the first president to resign his post as president </li></ul>
  17. 21. <ul><li>In 1973, Nixon’s Vice President was forced to resign for taking bribes </li></ul><ul><li>Gerald Ford is named Vice-President </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon had taped conversations in the White House </li></ul><ul><li>Once the committee got a hold of the unedited tapes it was over for Nixon </li></ul><ul><li>The House voted to impeach Nixon on Presidential misconduct </li></ul><ul><li>Rather than be impeached, Nixon resigns as president </li></ul>
  18. 22. <ul><li>With Nixon’s resignation Ford Will become President </li></ul><ul><li>Ford will urge America to put Watergate behind them </li></ul><ul><li>However, the effects of the scandal will last long after Nixon’s resignation </li></ul>
  19. 24. <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 financial disclosure of officials </li></ul><ul><li>Overall the American public was left with a deep distrust </li></ul>
  20. 26. <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>
  21. 28. <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>
  22. 29. <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>