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wallack APUSH chapter 42

nixon's policy of withdrawing american troops from vietnam while providing aid for the south vietnamese to fight the war
Kent State University
the ohio university where four students were killed during protests against the 1970 invasion of cambodia
Pentagon Papers
top-secret documents, published by the new york times in 1971, that showed the blunders and deceptions that led the united states into the vietnam war
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
the first major achievement of the nixon-kissinger detente with the soviet union, which led to restrictions on defensive missile systems
Southern Strategy
Strategynixon's plan to win reelection by curbing the supreme court's judicial activism and soft-pedaling civil rights
Philadelphia Plan
term for the new group affirmative action policy promoted by the nixon administration
Watergate Complex
a washington office complex that became a symbol of the widespread corruption of the nixon administration
War Powers Act
the law, passed in reaction to the secret cambodia bombing, that restricted presidential use of troops overseas without congressional authorization
Oil Embargo
arab-sponsored restriction on energy exports after the 1973 arab-israeli war
nixon-ford-kissinger policy of seeking relaxe tensions with the soviet union through trade and arms limitation
Helinski Accords
international agreement of 1975, signed by president ford, that settled postwar european boundaries and attempted to guarantee human rights in eastern europe
Equal Rights Amendment
proposed constitutional amendment promoting women's rights that fell short of ratification
Roe vs. Wade
supreme court decision that declared women's right to choose abortion
Alcatraz, Wounded Knee
two historic sites seized by american indian activists in 1970-1972 to draw public attention to indian grievances
Title IX
provision of the 1972 education amendments that prohibited gender discrimination and opened sports and other arenas to women
Richard Nixon
winner of an overwhelming electoral victory who was forced from office by th threat of impeachment
Spiro Agnew
nixon's tough-talking conservative vice president, who was forced to resign in 1973 for taking bribes and kickbacks
Rachel Carson
environmental writer whose book silent spring helped encourage laws like the clean water act and the edangered species act
Daniel Ellsberg
former pentagon official who "leaked" the pentagon papers
Henry Kissinger
talented diplomatic negotiator and leading architect of detente with the soviet union during the nixon and ford administrations
Earl Warren
supreme court justice whose "judicial activism" came under increasing attack by conservatives
George McGovern
south dakota senator whose antiwar campaign was swamped bynixon
Sam Ervin
north carolina senator who condudcted the watergate hearings
Gerald Ford
the first appointed vice president and first appointed president of the united states
John Dean
white house lawyer whose dramatic charges against nixon were validated by the watergate tapes
James Earl Carter
former georgia governor whose presidency was plagued by economic difficulties and a crisis in iran
Anwar Sadat
egyptian leader who signed the camp david accords with israel
Allen Bakke
california medical school applicant whose case led a divided supreme court to uphold limited forms of affirmative action for minorities
Shah of Iran
repressive pro-western ruler whose 1979 overthrow precipitated a crisis for the united states
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
the muslim religious leader who dominated the 1979 iranian revolution