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					Richard M. Nixon
          Richard M. Nixon
37th President of the United States
Nixon’s To Do list…
Nixon’s To Do list…

• #1 – Foreign Policy
Nixon’s To Do list…

• #1 – Foreign Policy
Nixon’s To Do list…

• #1 – Foreign Policy



• #2,000,000,000 – Domestic Policy
Nixon’s To Do list…

• #1 – Foreign Policy



• #2,000,000,000 – Domestic Policy
  • Lots of important things on the domestic
    agenda!
Domestic Agenda
Domestic Agenda


• American Indian Movement
Domestic Agenda


• American Indian Movement
• Latino Labor Movement
Domestic Agenda


• American Indian Movement
• Latino Labor Movement
• Counterculture
Domestic Agenda


• American Indian Movement
• Latino Labor Movement
• Counterculture
• Environmental concerns
Domestic Agenda


• American Indian Movement
• Latino Labor Movement
• Counterculture
• Environmental concerns
• Stagflation
Domestic Agenda


• American Indian Movement
• Latino Labor Movement
• Counterculture
• Environmental concerns
• Stagflation
• Supreme Court
Native American situation…
Native American situation…

• Reservation system created a
  dependent minority.
Native American situation…

• Reservation system created a
  dependent minority.
  • Unemployment 10x that of national avg.
Native American situation…

• Reservation system created a
  dependent minority.
  • Unemployment 10x that of national avg.
  • Suicide rate 100x that of white society
Native American situation…

• Reservation system created a
  dependent minority.
  • Unemployment 10x that of national avg.
  • Suicide rate 100x that of white society
• After WWII the government…
Native American situation…

• Reservation system created a
  dependent minority.
  • Unemployment 10x that of national avg.
  • Suicide rate 100x that of white society
• After WWII the government…
  • slashed aid to reservations
Native American situation…

• Reservation system created a
  dependent minority.
  • Unemployment 10x that of national avg.
  • Suicide rate 100x that of white society
• After WWII the government…
  • slashed aid to reservations
  • confiscated land
Native American situation…

• Reservation system created a
  dependent minority.
  • Unemployment 10x that of national avg.
  • Suicide rate 100x that of white society
• After WWII the government…
  • slashed aid to reservations
  • confiscated land
          create self-sufficient society…
Native American situation…

• Reservation system created a
  dependent minority.
  • Unemployment 10x that of national avg.
  • Suicide rate 100x that of white society
• After WWII the government…
  • slashed aid to reservations
  • confiscated land
          create self-sufficient society…
  MOVED FROM RESERVATIONS TO GHETTOS
American Indian Movement
American Indian Movement

• In response to the difficult urban life
  and the example of the Civil Rights
  Movement = AIM
American Indian Movement

• In response to the difficult urban life
  and the example of the Civil Rights
  Movement = AIM “Red Power”
American Indian Movement

• In response to the difficult urban life
  and the example of the Civil Rights
  Movement = AIM “Red Power”
• Protested seizure of land – brought
  them public notice, but no support
  except…
American Indian Movement

• In response to the difficult urban life
  and the example of the Civil Rights
  Movement = AIM “Red Power”
• Protested seizure of land – brought
  them public notice, but no support
  except…
• Supreme Court rules that U.S. broke
  400+ treaties and ordered to return
  land
Latino Movement
Latino Movement

• Fastest growing minority group during
  60s and 70s
Latino Movement

• Fastest growing minority group during
  60s and 70s
• Many were migrant farm workers
Latino Movement

• Fastest growing minority group during
  60s and 70s
• Many were migrant farm workers
• Wanted better housing and wages
Latino Movement

• Fastest growing minority group during
  60s and 70s
• Many were migrant farm workers
• Wanted better housing and wages
  = La Raza Unida (political movement)
Latino Movement

• Fastest growing minority group during
  60s and 70s
• Many were migrant farm workers
• Wanted better housing and wages
  = La Raza Unida (political movement)
• Union of farm workers organized by
  Cesar Chavez - UFWOC
Counterculture
Counterculture

Subculture of
 American society
 whose values
 oppose those of the
 established culture.
Counterculture

Subculture of
 American society
 whose values
 oppose those of the
 established culture.
Counterculture

Subculture of
 American society
 whose values
 oppose those of the
 established culture.

     REJECTION OF
     NORM VALUES
The Environment…
The Environment…

• After WWII production went up,
  consumption went up and (surprise,
  surprise)
The Environment…

• After WWII production went up,
  consumption went up and (surprise,
  surprise) pollution went up!
The Environment…

• After WWII production went up,
  consumption went up and (surprise,
  surprise) pollution went up!
• 1970: The Clean Air Act and Water
  Quality Act was passed by Congress
The Environment…

• After WWII production went up,
  consumption went up and (surprise,
  surprise) pollution went up!
• 1970: The Clean Air Act and Water
  Quality Act was passed by Congress
• The Environmental Protection Agency
  (EPA) was established to enforce those
  laws.
Minority Movements…

• Finish Section 3 Terms & Questions
• Then create a Venn diagram to
  highlight the individual and shared
  achievements of the Latino, Native
  American, and Feminist Movements.
Nixon’s Foreign Policy
Nixon’s Foreign Policy

• Dealing with the Soviet Union and the
  People’s Republic of China…
Nixon’s Foreign Policy

• Dealing with the Soviet Union and the
  People’s Republic of China…
  • Realpolitik – realistic politics
Nixon’s Foreign Policy

• Dealing with the Soviet Union and the
  People’s Republic of China…
  • Realpolitik – realistic politics
  • Pure Luck – the Soviet Union and China
    hate each other… what would happen if
    they were allies?
Nixon’s Foreign Policy

• Dealing with the Soviet Union and the
  People’s Republic of China…
  • Realpolitik – realistic politics
  • Pure Luck – the Soviet Union and China
    hate each other… what would happen if
    they were allies?
  • He needs to prove that he is not soft on
    communism, but he needs to establish a
    relationship with each of those countries.
Nixon needs success…
Nixon needs success…

•Get eyes off Vietnam
Nixon needs success…

•Get eyes off Vietnam
      and
Nixon needs success…

•Get eyes off Vietnam
      and
•Become the man of peace
 and diplomacy America
 needs…
China
China
• Nixon works with China
China
• Nixon works with China
  • First American president to visit since the
    revolution.
China
• Nixon works with China
  • First American president to visit since the
    revolution.
  • Taiwan and Vietnam
China
• Nixon works with China
  • First American president to visit since the
    revolution.
  • Taiwan and Vietnam
    • If U.S. withdraws from Taiwan
China
• Nixon works with China
  • First American president to visit since the
    revolution.
  • Taiwan and Vietnam
    • If U.S. withdraws from Taiwan
                 then
China
• Nixon works with China
  • First American president to visit since the
    revolution.
  • Taiwan and Vietnam
    • If U.S. withdraws from Taiwan
                 then
    • China get North Vietnam to settle the war
China
• Nixon works with China
  • First American president to visit since the
    revolution.
  • Taiwan and Vietnam
    • If U.S. withdraws from Taiwan
                 then
    • China get North Vietnam to settle the war
           Benefits: economic, scientific
             and cultural ties with the
          most populous nation on earth!
Soviet Union
Soviet Union

• Détente
Soviet Union

• Détente
  • Relaxation of tensions
Soviet Union

• Détente
  • Relaxation of tensions
• Nuclear Weapons
Soviet Union

• Détente
  • Relaxation of tensions
• Nuclear Weapons
  • SALT = limit production of nuclear
    weapons
Soviet Union

• Détente
  • Relaxation of tensions
• Nuclear Weapons
  • SALT = limit production of nuclear
    weapons
• Middle East
Soviet Union

• Détente
  • Relaxation of tensions
• Nuclear Weapons
  • SALT = limit production of nuclear
    weapons
• Middle East
  • Competition for oil from the Middle East
WATERGATE
WATERGATE

• CRP breaks into the Democratic
  headquarters to gather information
WATERGATE

• CRP breaks into the Democratic
  headquarters to gather information
• During the second break-in they are
  caught.
WATERGATE

• CRP breaks into the Democratic
  headquarters to gather information
• During the second break-in they are
  caught.
• Nixon and his staff work to disassociate
  the administration from the break-in.
WATERGATE

• CRP breaks into the Democratic
  headquarters to gather information
• During the second break-in they are
  caught.
• Nixon and his staff work to disassociate
  the administration from the break-in.
• Nixon covers it up and gets caught
  doing so…

				
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