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					John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Presidency 1961-63
Vice President Lyndon Johnson
Votes: Electoral: 303k – 219 Nixon
        Popular: 50.08% kennedy
Party: Democrat
Other: Kennedy Nixon Debates (tv)

Legislation
Starts Peace Corps (to make third world love America
Nassau Agreement (Nukes to UK via NATO)
Test Ban Treaty (aerial tests banned)
National Endowment for the Arts


Trends:
Containment (Cuba, Peace Corps, Vietnam)
Mutual Assured Destruction (Cuba, Nuclear subs to NATO)
President elected in year ending in 0 dies
Lyndon Banes Johnson
Pres. 1963-1969
Party: democrat
Votes:Electoral: 486 – 52 (goldwater)
        Popular: 61.34%

Legislation:
24th Ammendment (no discrimination)
VISTA (Volunteers in service to America)
Job Corps (trains for jobs)
Wilderness Preservation Act (preserves 9.1M acres)
Higher Education Act ($$ for colleges)
National Foundation for Arts & Humanities ($$ for artsy folk)
Voting Rights Act
Highway Safety Act

Trends:
Containment (Nam)
Malcontetedness in government (riots)
Conservation (WPA, VISTA)
Richard Milhous Nixon
1969-1974
Party: Republican
Votes: Electoral: 301 – 191(Humphery)- 46(wallice)
        Popular: 43%
Votes2:Electoral: 520 – 17 (McGovern) – (hospers)
        Popular: 52%

Legislation:
Nixon Doctrine (Safer world if all powers are healthy)
Selective Service (draft folks)
Treaty of Paris 1973 (ends Vietnam war)
Détente & Ping-Pong diplomacy (talks with China and Russia)
SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation)
ABM treaty (antibalisticmissile)
War Powers Act
EPA

Trends
Thawing of Cold War (Detente, SALT, ABM)
Malcontetedness in government (Watergate)
StagFlation (opec raised prices)
Gerald Rudolph Ford
1974-1977
Party: Republican
Votes: not elected

Legislation
Pardoned Nixon
WIN! (Whip Inflation Now! … fails)
Helsinki Accords (recognizes WWII boundaries)

Trends
Malcontetedness in government (investigation of every agency, bad feelings after Nixon
pardon)
Stagflation (inherited, can’t fix)
James Earl Carter, Jr.
1977-1981
Party: Democrat
Votes:Electoral: 297 – 240 (Ford) – 1 (Reagan)
        Popular: 51.01%

Legislation
Camp David Accords (Peace between Israel and Egypt)
SALTII (fails)
$$ to Shah of Iran, to fight Iraq
Sanctions against Iran to free hostages
Pardoned Draft Evaders

Trends
Containment (Afghanistan)
World Policeman (Iraq)
Thawing of Cold War (SALTII)
Ronald Wilson Reagan
(January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989)
Vice President Bush
Votes: Electoral: 489 – 49 (carter)
       Popular: 51.6%
Votes2:Electoral: 529 – 13 (Mondale)
       Popular: 59.1%

Legislation
Reaganomics! (Supply side trickledown fiesta)
Star Wars! (big military spending for some sort of space laser)
Iran Contra Scandal (Selling weapons to Nicaragua via Ollie North!)
Grenada! (Restore honor, free college kids)
Arms Control Agreement signed with USSR

Trends
Thawing of Cold War (Arms control, Glasnost and Perestroika)
Malcontetedness in government (Iran Contra)
World Policeman (Grenada)

Actor becoming political figure (Ahnold) (just a joke)
Wife Whipped (Nancy) (another joke)
George Herbert Walker Bush
1989-1993
VP: Dan “Potatoe” Quayle
Party: Republican
Votes: Electoral: 426 – 111 (Dukakis)
        Popular: 53.9%

Legislation
Minimum Wage up
Troops into Panama against Noriega
First Gulf War

Trends
Thawing of cold war (USSR collapses)
World Policeman (Panama, Iraq)
William Jefferson Clinton
1993-2000
AP: Al Gore
Party: Democrat
Votes: Electoral: 370 – 168 (Bush)
        Popular: 43.28%
Votes2:Electoral: 375 – 159 (dole)
        Popular: 49.9%

Legislation
Palistinian Self Rule (temporary)
NAFTA
President of Haiti reinstated
Bosnia

Trends
World Policeman (Haitai, Kosavo)
Malcontetedness in government (Whitewater, Lewinski)

Wife Whipped (Hillary)(joke)
George Walker Bush
2000-2005
VP: Dick Cheney
Party: Republican
Votes: Electoral: 271 – 266 Gore
        Popular: 47.87%

Legislation
Patriot Act
No Child Left Behind
Can Spam Act
Afghan war
Iraq war

Trends
Malcontetedness in government (Iraq War)
World Policeman (Iraq, Afghanistan)
Terror Terror* (Patriot act)


*Terror Terror: The fear of terrorist attacks against the US, which leads to overly
increased security and stupid laws. This will be a future trend, I can almost guarantee it.

				
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