Nixon Project

Jenny Florentino, Anna Auzenne, Caleb McLeod


Richard nixons plan called for the Vietnamization of the war which is the build up of ARVN forces to the point that they could get involved in the war without Americas support . As part of this plan, American troops would slowly be removed. Nixon complemented this approach with efforts to ease global conflicts by reaching out to the Soviet Union and People's Republic of China.


Detente is the easing of strained relations, especially in a political situation, also known as "relaxation". During the Cold War, in the early 1970's, everything was calmer and more relaxed, so it became known as a detente. But soon when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, the time of peace and relaxation was over.

Strategic Arm Limitations Treaty (SALT I)

The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) were two rounds of bilateral talks and corresponding international treaties involving the United States and the Soviet Union the Cold War super power on the issue of armament two rounds of talks and agreements were salt I salt II.

Water Gate

Early in the morning of June 17, 1972, several burglars were arrested inside the office of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), located in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. This was no ordinary robbery: The prowlers were connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign, and they had been caught while attempting to wiretap phones and steal secret documents. While historians are not sure whether Nixon knew about the Watergate espionage operation before it happened, he took steps to cover it up afterwards, raising “hush money” for the burglars, trying to stop the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from investigating the crime, destroying evidence and firing uncooperative staff members. In August 1974, after his role in the Watergate conspiracy had finally come to light, the president resigned.