democratic headquarters at Watergate hotel 3. Nixon and Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger,
encouraged peace talks with North and South
Vietnam. In 1973 both sides agreed to a ceasefire.
What did Nixon promise if the North Vietnamese
failed to follow the agreed peace plan?
to support South Vietnam a 2nd time if North
Vietnam failed to follow through on the peace
Agreement...Congress voted this down. 4. What was Triangular Diplomacy? contain communism in Vietnam and play USSR and China against each other. Nixon visits China. 5. Why did Nixon visit China in 1972? to befriend Chinese and support a working relationship between USA and China. 6. What was the Strategic Arms Limitation Agreement?
What nations were involved in this agreement? limit the arms race between USA/USSR
1. America mistrusted the government
after the Watergate Scandal. Ford was
the politician known as a "Consensus
Builder" and he fought to restore
American trust in the government.
Ford found that 1/2 of his time was still
addressing issues related to the
Watergate Scandal. In order to free his time, Ford pardoned Nixon. What were
1. North Vietnam violated the peace talks and invaded
Saigon (South Vietnam). Nixon and Henry Kissinger
had made promises to South Vietnam that if this
happened the USA would intervene again. Gerald
Ford tries to carry out this promise to support
Vietnam. How does the War Powers Act impact
the decision to support South Vietnam a second
Congress has the power to declare war and they voted a 2nd entry into South Vietnam down. They denied Ford's attempt to follow through on Nixon's promise. 2. On April 19, 1975 South Vietnam fell and North
Vietnam took over. This was a tragic end to the
South Vietnam fight for freedom. What impact did
this have on the government in Vietnam?
Vietnam became a communist nation
1. Carter was an "unknown outsider" to
Washington DC. He brought back
confidence in the government after the
Watergate Scandal. Instead of riding in a
car on the inauguration ceremony, Carter
elected to walk the route to show
humility. How did his Christian beliefs
and "outsider label" impact his ability to
work with the power houses in Congress? He did not know how to work with the political parties in Washington DC
1. What was Carter's new foreign policy?
Human Rights 2. Carter worked with Israel and Egypt to draft the
Eastern country developed a plot to attack the USA.
When did this plot unfold? What was the outcome?
PLOT----> to attack the USA
9/11 was planned and carried out in 2001
C. Monica Lewinsky-had a fling with the president while in oval office. Clinton lied about affair and Congress started the impeachment proceedings 2. Clinton balanced the Congressional
budget. Why was this important?
Was 1st time since Andrew Jackson in early 1800s 3. Clinton was the first US president to
allow the first lady to highly impact
policy. What did Hillary Clinton push for
that Congress denied? universal healthcare for all American citizens
4. Clinton signed NAFTA. What was the
North American Free Trade Agreement? North American Free Trade Agreement
The NAFTA is an abbreviation for a document known as the North American Free Trade Agreement. The NAFTA document ensures the eventual removal of taxes and import quotas on goods traded between the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico.
5. The democrats and republicans were in
a political war. They failed to agree and
There was a government shutdown.
Many White House staff members were
sent home. Monica Lewinsky and
Clinton had an affair during this time.
Lewinsky was subpoenaed as a witness
for Paula Jones case and the affair went
public. The House of Representatives
1. Middle Eastern Conflict
B. causalities--->3000+ C. Effects---> draws American into war against Taliban/Osama Bin Laden and Afghanistan D. Patriot Act---> The act, as a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, significantly reduced restrictions in law enforcement agencies' gathering of intelligence within the United States; expanded the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and broadened the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts. The act also expanded the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism, thus enlarging the number of activities to which the USA PATRIOT Act’s expanded law enforcement powers can be applied.
started the impeachment process.
Clinton was the 2nd US president to be
impeached. How did the Senate vote?
Not to impeach Clinton
GEORGE W. BUSH
(Son of George H. B. Bush)
1. During the election of 2000 AL Gore
(democrat) ran against George W. Bush
(republican). The USA did not know who
won the presidency until Jan. 2001.
Al Gore won the popular vote by a
narrow margin. The election came down
to the 25 electoral votes in Florida. How
was the winner determined?
Recounts were held in Florida and the Supreme Court analyzed the results. The Supreme Court announced George Bush defeated Al Gore. 2. During the election and early presidency,
George Bush opposed big/centralized
government. Bush became known as the
most "centralized government"
president. What caused this shift?
He created the department of Homeland Security after 9/11. All 50 states have a state branch of Homeland Security. Wayne County has Homeland Security representatives. 3. The Patriot Act was passed in response to 911. What did it authorize?
The act, as a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, significantly reduced restrictions in law enforcement agencies' gathering of intelligence within the United States; expanded the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and broadened the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts. The act also expanded the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism, thus enlarging the number of activities to which the USA PATRIOT Act’s expanded law enforcement powers can be applied.
1. George Bush identified 3 countries as the "Axis
of Evil." Which nations was he describing and why
were they labeled evil?
Developing nuclear weapons
2. On September 11, 2001 terrorist planes flew
into the Twin Towers in New York City the
Pentagon in Washington DC and a plane in
Pennsylvania. What group was blamed?
Who was their leader? Taliban
Osama Bin Laden 3. After 911 Bush declares war on Taliban and
invades Afghanistan. Why did we move into that
We believed that the Taliban network was working out of the area and we believed that they were developing nuclear weapons. 4. What was the outcome of the war? USA declares war