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Who was the Republican candidate in the 1968 election?

Nixon

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Who was the Democratic candidate in the 1968 election?

Humphrey

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Who was the third-party candidate in the 1968 election?

George Wallace

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What was the Silent Majority?

The Americans who believed in the governemtn and wanted and end to viokence in the 60's

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How many electoral votes did Nixon get?

301

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Who did Nixon meet with in the South?

South Carolina Senator trom Thurmond

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Who did Nixon critizise?

Earl Warren

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Who was Earl Warren replaced with?

Warren Buffer

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What protests did Nixon tackle after being in office?

Anti-War ones

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What did General John Mitchell do?

Enforce the law to draft invaders, deserters, and street crime

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Who was Nixon's security advisor?

Henry Kissinger

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What was Realpolitik?

Practical rather than ideological

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Where was Realpolitik described?

Machiavelli's quote of "The End Justifys the Means"

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Why did Nixon lift the trade and travel restrictions with China?

Recognize mainland China as a legit nation, despite its communist governemt

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When did the Soviets request for a summit with the United States?

After the visit to China

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What was triangular diplomacy?

Playing the communist nations against each others

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What did the first Chinese meet really involve?

Ping Pong

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What was signed during the Moscow Summit?

A Nuclear Arms Treaty

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What was the Nuclear Arms Treaty?

Plan to reduce the number of nuclear arms in both countires?

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Where was the break-in?

Democratic National Headquarters

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What list did Nixon put his enemies on?

An enemies list

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Who was Nixon running against in 1972?

George Montgovern

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Who was one of the five burgers in Watergate?

James McCord

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What was James McCord?

A former CIA official and member of Nixon's commitee

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Did American's believe Nixon?

YES and he won

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What were the five Nixon supporters called?

Plumbers

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What was the security guard's name?

Frank Willis

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Were the men arrested?

Yes

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Who was the counsel to the president?

John Dean

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Who put the Watergate story in the public eye?

Woodward and Bernstein

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Who revealed White House officials had been responsible for the break in at Watergate?

John Dean

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Who testified Nixon had recorded all oval Office meetings?

Alexander Butterfield

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What commitee votes to impeach Nixon?

House Judiciary Commitee

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Who takes office after Nixon?

Ford

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Why did Ford pardon Nixon's crimes?

Public Interest

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What was WIN?

Whip Inflation Now

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What was Whip Inflation Now?

America's plan to cut back on gas and oil

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What was Ford's other plan?

Cutting governemtn spending and higher interest rates

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What did increased deficit spending lead to?

Inf;ation

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What countires are part of OPEC?

Saudi Arabia
Iran
Iraq
Kuwait
Venezuela

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What does OPEC stand for?

Organization of Petroleum Exporting countires

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How does OPEC punish america?

Put an embargo on petroleum by Isreal supporters

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Why was there a decline of blue collar jobs?

Increased internation production (Japanese and European plants more effective)

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What is stagflation?

combo. of Inflation and economic stagnation

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Why did Carter struggle through presidency?

Inability to work with congress;

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Why did Congress reject most of Carter's proposals?

He refused to work with political insiders

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What was the centerpiece for Carter's foreign policy?

Human Rights

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What did Carter give Panaminians control over?

The Panamal Canal

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What event did Carter protest the Soviet invasion of Afghan?

The Summer Olympic Games

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What was the Camp David Accord?

The first peace aggreement between Isreal and an Arab country

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Who allowed revolutionaries to attack a U.S. embassy in Tehran and capture 52 American hostages?

Khomoin

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What was the New Right?

A collection of grass-roots groups promoting single issues

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What was the leading conservative magazine?

The National Review

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What was "Affirmative Action"

Special consideration for women, minority in employment

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What was the Moral Majority?

Christians for traditional morals

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Who embezzled Millions from what people thought was a religious charity?

Jim Baker

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Who was Reagan's running mate in 1980?

George H. Bush

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Where did Reagan serve as governor before?

California

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What was Reagan's nickname?q

The Great Communicator

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What is Reagan's quote?

Government is not the answer, it is the problem

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What is trickle down economics?

Benefit provided to the wealthy will indirectly benefit the poor

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What was Reaganomics a mix of?

Lowering Taxes and Cutting Spending

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What did opponents call Reaganomics?

Voodoo-economics

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What were the budget cuts?

Cut programs which benefited the poor urban population

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What did the budget cuts result in?

Gap between rich and the poor widens?

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What does Supply-side economics hold about lower taxes?

Investment, less regulation, greater productivity, more supply, lower competition orices

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What was the anti-missile defense system called?

Strategic Defense Initiative

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What was the anti-missile defense system nicknamed?

Star Wars

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When was the worst recession since the GD?

July 1981-November 1982

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By when does the national debt double?

By the end off Reagan first tem

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What is deregulation?

Less industry regulation

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What is deregulation supposed to do?

Increase competition and result in lower prices

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Of what organization does Reagan cut the budget of?

The EPA

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Who was the first woman justice to the Supreme Court?

Sandra Day O' Connor

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What was the The Reagan Doctrine?

Support any nation that resists communism with economic and military aid and even with soilders

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What did Reagan say to Gorbachev?

"Mr.Gorbachev, tear down this wall"

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What did Reagan see the Soviet Union as?

the Evil Empire

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What was the Reagan Coalition?

A large coalition of diverse groups - business people, Southerners, Westerners, and Reagan democrats

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Who was the democrat in the 1984 election?

Walter Mondale

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Who was Walter Mondale's running mate?

Geraldine Ferraro

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Who was the first woman on the democrat's presidential ticket?

Geraldine Ferraro

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What did George Bush say?

Real My Lips, No New Taxes

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What is a Yuppie?

Young Urban Professionals who emphasized Materialism and greed

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What did Reagan declare on drugs?

The War on Drugs

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What was Lady Nancy Reagan's drug campaign called?

Just Say No!

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What was the 1983 commission?

U.S. students lag behind students in other nations

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What are happening to cities?

Wealthy families move to the suburbs

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What percentage of females head the household door?

31%

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What is pay equity?

Pay reflects educational, physical effort, and responsibility

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Who is the first African American governor?

L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia

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Who were Sandinistas?

Socialist group that takes over Nicaragua

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Who was the opposition of the Nicaraguan government?

Contras

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Which Contra was elected president in Nicaragua?

Violeta de Chamorro

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In Grenada, what was the pro-Cuba government replaced with?

A pro-US government

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Who was drug trafficing to the US?

Manuel Antonio Noriega

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Who was Manuel Antonio Noriega the dictator was?

Panama

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What is the Palestine Liberation Organization?

A political movement and gurella fighters dedicated to fighting Isreal

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Who invaded Lebanon?

The Isrealis

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What was the Marine Barracks Bombing?

241 Marines killed by a car bomb where making peace between the Palestinians and Israel

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By what groups was the car bombing by?

Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah

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What was the TWA High-jacking?

Islamic Fundamentalists took control of 100 Americans in a jet.

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Where are Americans taken hostage by Iran?

Lebanon

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How did we send weapons to Iran for hostages and money to fund the Contra forces?

To Isreall and then Iran

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Why is Reagan the Teflon president?

None of the scandals seemed to be connected to him

105

Who was Micheal Gorbachev?

General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party

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What is Glasnost?

Openness and allowed freedom of press

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What is perestroika?

Private enterprise, modernized economic system

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What was the INF Treaty signed for?

Better relations with the U.S. to cut defense spending

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What does Gorbachev reduce Soviet control over?

Eastern Europe

110

Which countries go democratic?

Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Blugaria, Romania

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Who is the president of Russia?

Boris Yeltsin

112

Who orders military to crush protesters?

Premier Li Peng

113

What left Iraq with huge debt?

Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88

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What was Operation Desert Storm known as also?

The First Gulf War

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What did we do in the Desert Storm Op?

Liberate Kuwait form Iraq

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How many casualties did we have?

40-

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How many Iraqi deaths?

60,000-100,000

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Who was the third party candidate of the 1992 election?

Ross Perot

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Who was the 1992 election between?

Clinton vs Bush

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Who wins the 1992 election?

Clinton

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What was Middle America?

Term used by Nixon used to describe Americans who believed in the government and end turmoil of the 80s

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Who was George Wallace?

Southern politician and helped Nixon win in 68

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What was the southern strategy?

Appealed to conservative democrats of the South.

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What did the Southern Strategy lead to?

Democrats leave party to join the Republicans

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What was Smoking Gun?

The tape/tapes? that showed Nixon's involvment in the cover up of trhe break in

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Why did OPEC create an embargo?

Retaliation for American support Isreal in the 1973 Yom Kippur War

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How did Carter tackle the energy crisis?

Creation of the Department of Energy

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What political movement sees a resurgence under Reagan's adminstation

Conservatism