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Richard Nixon won Southern support in the 1968 election by
promising to appoint a Southerner to the Supreme Court.
Burglars broke into the Watergate complex intending to
steal campaign information from the Democratic Party headquarters.
President Carter imposed an embargo on the sale of grain to the Soviet Union as a result of
the Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan.
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 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.
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