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The Nixon Era and Watergate, 1968-1974

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    The Nixon Era and Watergate

    Time Line ... 1968 Richard Nixon elected president

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Richard Nixon and the 1968 Election

    Richard Nixon Richard Nixon began his political career in his native state of California, running for Congress during the 1940s. He took advantage of the postwar “Red Scare” to accuse his opponents of sympathizing with communism; the accusations were ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Domestic and Foreign Policy Under Nixon

    Domestic Policy Nixon opposed most of Johnson’s Great Society programs; in his view, they were charitable handouts rather than attempts to provide poor people with the same opportunities as wealthier ones. Under the Great Society, the welfare rolls had ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Watergate and the Washington Post

    Watergate and the Washington Post As he began to plan his reelection campaign in 1971, Nixon developed the ambition, according to Kissinger, of winning “by the biggest electoral land- slide in history.” Nixon let his close advisers know that ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The 1972 Election

    The 1972 Election The Democratic Party was unable to capitalize on the flow of Watergate stories to win the presidential election in 1972. The strongest Democratic candidate appeared to be Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine. The Nixon White House used a conservative ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Watergate Affair

    The Oval Office Tapes Nixon continued to deny his involvement in Watergate until a peripheral witness, Alexander Butterfield, mentioned that there was a tape-recording system in the Oval Office. Tape-recording technology had come into existence during the 1930s; ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Nixon Era and Watergate Practice Test

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