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TRUE AND FALSE: Richard Nixon opposed the Supreme Court rulings that expanded the rights of accused criminals. - TRUE Under Warren Burger, The Supreme Court struck down capital punishment as unconstitutional. - FALSE As president, Richard Nixon was more interested in domestic policy than in foreign affairs. - FALSE Detente succeeded in easing tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States. -TRUE Prior to becoming president, Nixon had had a successful political career. - FALSE

Richard Nixon won Southern support in the 1968 election by

promising to appoint a Southerner to the Supreme Court.

To make good on his campaign promise to fight crime, Nixon

antiwar protestors

The first American president ever to visit the Soviet Union was

Richard Nixon

Burglars broke into the Watergate complex intending to

steal campaign information from the Democratic Party headquarters.

Evidence on Watergate seems to show that

Nixon ordered the cover-up.

By the 1970s, the U.S. economy had become

heavily dependent on imported oil.

President Carter imposed an embargo on the sale of grain to the Soviet Union as a result of

the Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan.

As part of his Southern strategy, Nixon

took steps to slow desegregation.

As part of Nixon's New Federalism policy,

Congress passed revenue-sharing bills.

A main purpose of Nixon's trip to China was to

encourage the Soviets to more actively pursue diplomacy.

As part of the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, Nixon and Brezhnev

agreed to exchange scientific information.

Nixon's "enemies list" was composed of

anyone he suspected of being a threat to his presidency.

Nixon tried to avoid turning over the Watergate tapes by

claiming that the tapes would compromise national security.

Watergate investigators found indisputable evidence against the president when

a tape revealed that Nixon had ordered the CIA to stop the FBI investigation.

Economic stagnation + _________ = Stagflation

rising prices.

President Ford's approval rating plunged

when he pardoned Richard Nixon.

The 1978 Panama Canal treaties transfered control of the Panama Canal from

The United States to Panama.

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