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Nixon, Ford and Carter
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The goal of the War Powers Act was to
Limit the power of the executive branch.
President Richard Nixon pursued a policy of detente, the reduction in tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. SALT, the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, was a part of this policy. Under SALT, the United States and the U.S.S.R agreed to
Limit the number of nuclear weapons held by each county.
Which of the following was a primary cause of the Iranian Revolution?
The Shah wanted to Westernize and modernize Iran.
Following the withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam,
South Vietnam was defeated by North Vietnam.
Which government agency was formed in 1970 in order to prevent the pollution of America's water, air, and land?
The Environmental Protection Agency
The Watergate scandal involved a burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. What was President Richard Nixon's role in the Watergate scandal?
He ordered a cover- up after the break-in.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon visited which communist country in an effort to improve diplomatic relations?
What was the Supreme Court's ruling in the United States v. Nixon case of 1974?
The president cannot use executive privilege in order to withhold evidence from a criminal trial.
One of the reasons why Nixon wanted to improve the relationship between China and the United States was because he thought China
could serve American interests with regard to the Soviet Union
In 1979, which country took hostages from an American embassy?
Which act of Congress restricted the president's power to commit troops to foreign countries without congressional approval?
The War of Powers Act of 1973
In 1978, peace talks were held at Camp David in Maryland. Which two countries negotiated peace at these talks?
Israel and Egypt
One piece of evidence supporting the argument that Carter's response to the Iranian hostage crisis was percieved as weak is that
He did not win the reelection as president.
This photo shows U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Which event of 1978 were they celebrating?
the signing of the Camp David Accords
When Richard Nixon was elected president in 1968, he vowed to end American involvement in which of the following wars?
the Vietnam War
The author of this editorial would most likely agree with which of the following statements?
President Carter should have used American forces to rescue hostages in Iran.
Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are best known for their investigative reporting on which event?
the Watergate scandal
"To take action through...grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all..." is part of the stated purpose of what organization founded in 1966?
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Why did Richard Nixon resign from the presidency in 1974?
Nixon resigned because of his role in the Watergate scandal.
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would have guaranteed men and women equal rights and protections under the law. In spite of its failure, how did the ERA contribute to changes in women's status in the United States?
It created a national focus on equal opportunity employment and the political power of women.
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