Richard Nixon

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Election

  • 1968
  • Republican
  • Nixon vs Humphrey vs Wallace
  • 301 to 191 to 46 Electoral votes
  • 1972
  • Nixon vs McGovern
  • 520 to 17 Electoral votes

Vietnam War

  • Vietnamization- End U.S involvement in the Vietnam war
  • Cambodia- Campaign during the war to overthrow government
  • War Powers Act- President needs approval from Congress to send armed forces

Détente

  • Détente
  • General easing of tensions between nations
  • USSR and USA
  • Middle of Cold War
  • Nixon and Ford Policies

Resignation

  • Watergate- break in at Democratic National Committee
  • 1972
  • Nixon's cabinet involved
  • Nixon was about to be impeached
  • Resigned presidential term
  • Pardoned by Ford