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Carter's proposed solutions to the energy problem were
change the attitudes of Americans towards conservation, loosen regulation of the American Oil Insdustry, and develop alternative fuels.
After the shah was overthrown, Iran came under the control of
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Until 1999, the Panama Canal was controlled by
the United States.
The newspaper that continued to investigate the Watergate story was
the Washington Post.
The Camp David Accords
was a historic agreement between Israel and Egypt.
The reporters who broke the Watergate scandal were
Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.
He was an honest man who tried to break down barriers between the presidency and ordinary Americans
President Carter responded to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan by
blocking food shipments to the Soviets and announced a US boycott of the Olympic games.
An accomplishment of the Carter administration which was the culimnation of efforts that had begun under the Nixon administration
exchanged ambassadors with the People's Republic of China
After President Nixon resigned from office
Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon for his role in Watergate.
President Nixon's efforts to ease Cold War tensions were called
The hostage crisis that seemed to overwhelm the Carter presidency
involved a mob seizing Americans in the US Embassy in Iran.
The plumbers were
a group that investigated President Nixon's political enemies.
President Carter's greatest foreing policy achievement was the
Camp David Accords.
became the first person to walk on the moon.
Nixon's "southern strategy" illustrated that he
was willing to delay further civil rights advances in order to achieve electoral success in the South.
To try to halt inflation in the early 1970s,m President Nixon announced a
90-day freeze in wages and prices.
The Nixon Doctrine proclaimed that
America's Asian allies would have to fight their wars without large numbers of American troops.
President Nixon's policy of Vietnamization of the war in Vietnam called for
a gradual handover of the ground war to the South Vietnamese.
Richard Nixon's Vietnam policy included all of the following except
increased American troop commitments.
The American armed forces in Vietnam were composed largely of
the least privileged young Americans.
President Nixon's 1970 invasion of Cambodia led to
dramatic new waves of bitter domestic protest against the war.
The 26th Amendent
lowered the voting age to 18.
The top-secret Pentagon Papers, leaked and published in 1971
exposed the deception that had led teh United States into the Vietnam War.
President Nixon's chief foreign policy adviser, thoughtout his administration, was
Richard Nixon's presidency did NOT create
the Medicare program.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Supplemental Security Income for the blind, disabled, and indigent aged were all created by
President Nixon's presidency.
To control creeping inflation in the early 1970s, President Nixon
imposed a ninety day wage and price freeze.
The shaky agreement that brought an end to American fighting in Vietnam in January 1973 represented
a thinly disguised American retreat.
As part of teh cease-fire agreement in Vietnam in 1973
the United States withdrew all its troops from Vietnam.
As a result of US support for Israel in 1973, when it was attacked by Egypt and Syria
Arab nations placed an embargo on oil to America.
Congressman Gerald Ford had become vice president of the United States when
Sprio Agnew resigned on corruption charges and Nixon appointed Ford under the 25th Amendment.
The most controversial action of Gerald Ford's presidency was
pardoning Nixon for any known or unknown crimes he had commiteed while president.
When the North Vietnamese launched a full-scale invasion of South Vietnam in 1975,
the South Vietnamese government quickly collapsed.
The most explosive domestic controversy of the 1970s centered around issues of
In 1976, President Gerald Ford won the Republican nomination by defeating a strong challenge from
former California governor Ronald Reagan.
The opposing major party candidates in the bicentennial campaign of 1976 were
Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
The guiding principle of President Carter's foreign policy was
President Carter believed that the fundamental problem of the American economy in the late 1970s was
US dependence on foreign oil.
The oil shocks of the 1970s brought home to Americans the stunning fact that
their economy was increasingly dependent on foreign trade and the global economy.
The most humiliating failure during the Iran hostage crisis came when
President Carter's attempted mission to rescue the hostages ended in disaster.
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