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Chapter 27 Study Guide

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.