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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What principles guided President Nixon's détente and Vietnamization policies?
- How did conflicts in the Middle East lead to an oil embargo?
- What was the significance of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision?
- How did the Watergate Scandal lead to the resignation of President Nixon?
- What was President Gerald Ford's most controversial decision?
- What were some of President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy accomplishments and defeats?
1. Foreign Policies of President Nixon: Vietnamization & Detente
After assuming office in 1969, President Richard Nixon pledged to honorably end the Vietnam War. Learn about Nixon's triangular diplomacy and Henry Kissinger's role. Discover what happened during the period of detente, President Nixon's doctrine of Vietnamization, and the Paris Peace Accords.
2. Conflict in the Middle East: OPEC's 1970s Oil Embargo & Its Impact
The 1970's saw a period of economic hardship, with a decrease in oil production in the United States but an increase in demand. Explore how conflict in the Middle East, OPEC and the oil embargo impacted the American economy by examining their effects on the rise and fall of oil and its subsequent outcomes.
3. Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade: Summary, Decision & Impact on Abortion
One of the most debated topics in American society is abortion. Explore one of the most impactful court cases in American history, ~'Roe v. Wade,~' including its summary, Supreme Court decision, and its impact on abortion by examining its context as well as its support and opposition.
4. The Watergate Scandal & President Nixon: Investigation & Resignation
The Watergate scandal centers around political misconduct by President Richard Nixon in 1972, when investigations revealed that the president orchestrated the break-in of Democratic offices and illegal surveillance at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Learn about the scandal and how mounting evidence and confessions eventually led to Nixon's resignation in 1974.
5. Gerald Ford: Biography, Presidency & Facts
Gerald Ford was the 38th President of the United States, sworn into office following the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Explore President Ford's biography, facts about his early years and the road from Congress to the White House, and years in the Ford presidency.
6. Jimmy Carter as President: Election, Foreign Policy & Accomplishments
James Earl 'Jimmy' Carter, Jr. defeated incumbent Gerald Ford to become 39th President of the United States in 1976. Explore Carter's rise from peanut farmer in Plains, Ga. to the most powerful man in the world, some of the crucial foreign policy decisions he made while in office, and some of the accomplishments of his presidency.
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- Settling North America & the Colonies: Help and Review
- The Revolutionary War: Help and Review
- The Making of a Nation after the American Revolution: Help and Review
- Virginia Dynasty: Help and Review
- The Jacksonian Democracy: Help and Review
- Everyday Life in Antebellum America: Help and Review
- Manifest Destiny & American Expansion: Help and Review
- Buildup to the American Civil War: Help and Review
- The American Civil War: Help and Review
- After the Civil War - Reconstruction: Help and Review
- American Industrialization of the Late 19th Century: Help and Review
- The Progressive Era of the Early 20th Century: Help and Review
- American Imperialism & World War l: Help and Review
- 1920s America: Help and Review
- America and the Great Depression: Help and Review
- America and the Second World War: Help and Review
- Post-War and the Cold War: Help and Review
- Civil Rights Movements in America: Help and Review
- America in the 1980s: Help and Review
- America from 1992 to the Present: Help and Review
- Civil Rights in the U.S.
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