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Chapter 24 The Nixon Administration

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Richard M. Nixon
(69-74) Republican - reduced troops in Vietnam - normalized relations with China - Watergate
New Federalism
system in which the national government restores greater authority back to the states
revenue sharing
distribution of part of the federal tax income to states and municipalities
Family Assistance Plan
a welfare reform proposal by Richard Nixon, approved by the House of Reps in 1970 but defeated in the Senate, that would have guaranteed an income to welfare recipients who agreed to undergo job training and to accept work.
Southern strategy
Nixon's plan to persuade conservative southern white voters away from the Democratic party and to the Republican Party
stagflation
a period of slow economic growth and high unemployment (stagnation) while prices rise (inflation)
OPEC
an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
realpolitik
politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
detente
relaxation of tensions between the United States and its two major Communist rivals, the Soviet Union and China
SALT I Treaty
a five-year agreement between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, signed in 1972, that limited the nations' numbers of intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched missiles.
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