Flashcards in 70s and 80s Deck (128):
Who was the Republican candidate in the 1968 election?
Who was the Democratic candidate in the 1968 election?
Who was the third-party candidate in the 1968 election?
What was the Silent Majority?
The Americans who believed in the governemtn and wanted and end to viokence in the 60's
How many electoral votes did Nixon get?
Who did Nixon meet with in the South?
South Carolina Senator trom Thurmond
Who did Nixon critizise?
Who was Earl Warren replaced with?
What protests did Nixon tackle after being in office?
What did General John Mitchell do?
Enforce the law to draft invaders, deserters, and street crime
Who was Nixon's security advisor?
What was Realpolitik?
Practical rather than ideological
Where was Realpolitik described?
Machiavelli's quote of "The End Justifys the Means"
Why did Nixon lift the trade and travel restrictions with China?
Recognize mainland China as a legit nation, despite its communist governemt
When did the Soviets request for a summit with the United States?
After the visit to China
What was triangular diplomacy?
Playing the communist nations against each others
What did the first Chinese meet really involve?
What was signed during the Moscow Summit?
A Nuclear Arms Treaty
What was the Nuclear Arms Treaty?
Plan to reduce the number of nuclear arms in both countires?
Where was the break-in?
Democratic National Headquarters
What list did Nixon put his enemies on?
An enemies list
Who was Nixon running against in 1972?
Who was one of the five burgers in Watergate?
What was James McCord?
A former CIA official and member of Nixon's commitee
Did American's believe Nixon?
YES and he won
What were the five Nixon supporters called?
What was the security guard's name?
Were the men arrested?
Who was the counsel to the president?
Who put the Watergate story in the public eye?
Woodward and Bernstein
Who revealed White House officials had been responsible for the break in at Watergate?
Who testified Nixon had recorded all oval Office meetings?
What commitee votes to impeach Nixon?
House Judiciary Commitee
Who takes office after Nixon?
Why did Ford pardon Nixon's crimes?
What was WIN?
Whip Inflation Now
What was Whip Inflation Now?
America's plan to cut back on gas and oil
What was Ford's other plan?
Cutting governemtn spending and higher interest rates
What did increased deficit spending lead to?
What countires are part of OPEC?
What does OPEC stand for?
Organization of Petroleum Exporting countires
How does OPEC punish america?
Put an embargo on petroleum by Isreal supporters
Why was there a decline of blue collar jobs?
Increased internation production (Japanese and European plants more effective)
What is stagflation?
combo. of Inflation and economic stagnation
Why did Carter struggle through presidency?
Inability to work with congress;
Why did Congress reject most of Carter's proposals?
He refused to work with political insiders
What was the centerpiece for Carter's foreign policy?
What did Carter give Panaminians control over?
The Panamal Canal
What event did Carter protest the Soviet invasion of Afghan?
The Summer Olympic Games
What was the Camp David Accord?
The first peace aggreement between Isreal and an Arab country
Who allowed revolutionaries to attack a U.S. embassy in Tehran and capture 52 American hostages?
What was the New Right?
A collection of grass-roots groups promoting single issues
What was the leading conservative magazine?
The National Review
What was "Affirmative Action"
Special consideration for women, minority in employment
What was the Moral Majority?
Christians for traditional morals
Who embezzled Millions from what people thought was a religious charity?
Who was Reagan's running mate in 1980?
George H. Bush
Where did Reagan serve as governor before?
What was Reagan's nickname?q
The Great Communicator
What is Reagan's quote?
Government is not the answer, it is the problem
What is trickle down economics?
Benefit provided to the wealthy will indirectly benefit the poor
What was Reaganomics a mix of?
Lowering Taxes and Cutting Spending
What did opponents call Reaganomics?
What were the budget cuts?
Cut programs which benefited the poor urban population
What did the budget cuts result in?
Gap between rich and the poor widens?
What does Supply-side economics hold about lower taxes?
Investment, less regulation, greater productivity, more supply, lower competition orices
What was the anti-missile defense system called?
Strategic Defense Initiative
What was the anti-missile defense system nicknamed?
When was the worst recession since the GD?
July 1981-November 1982
By when does the national debt double?
By the end off Reagan first tem
What is deregulation?
Less industry regulation
What is deregulation supposed to do?
Increase competition and result in lower prices
Of what organization does Reagan cut the budget of?
Who was the first woman justice to the Supreme Court?
Sandra Day O' Connor
What was the The Reagan Doctrine?
Support any nation that resists communism with economic and military aid and even with soilders
What did Reagan say to Gorbachev?
"Mr.Gorbachev, tear down this wall"
What did Reagan see the Soviet Union as?
the Evil Empire
What was the Reagan Coalition?
A large coalition of diverse groups - business people, Southerners, Westerners, and Reagan democrats
Who was the democrat in the 1984 election?
Who was Walter Mondale's running mate?
Who was the first woman on the democrat's presidential ticket?
What did George Bush say?
Real My Lips, No New Taxes
What is a Yuppie?
Young Urban Professionals who emphasized Materialism and greed
What did Reagan declare on drugs?
The War on Drugs
What was Lady Nancy Reagan's drug campaign called?
Just Say No!
What was the 1983 commission?
U.S. students lag behind students in other nations
What are happening to cities?
Wealthy families move to the suburbs
What percentage of females head the household door?
What is pay equity?
Pay reflects educational, physical effort, and responsibility
Who is the first African American governor?
L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia
Who were Sandinistas?
Socialist group that takes over Nicaragua
Who was the opposition of the Nicaraguan government?
Which Contra was elected president in Nicaragua?
Violeta de Chamorro
In Grenada, what was the pro-Cuba government replaced with?
A pro-US government
Who was drug trafficing to the US?
Manuel Antonio Noriega
Who was Manuel Antonio Noriega the dictator was?
What is the Palestine Liberation Organization?
A political movement and gurella fighters dedicated to fighting Isreal
Who invaded Lebanon?
What was the Marine Barracks Bombing?
241 Marines killed by a car bomb where making peace between the Palestinians and Israel
By what groups was the car bombing by?
Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah
What was the TWA High-jacking?
Islamic Fundamentalists took control of 100 Americans in a jet.
Where are Americans taken hostage by Iran?
How did we send weapons to Iran for hostages and money to fund the Contra forces?
To Isreall and then Iran
Why is Reagan the Teflon president?
None of the scandals seemed to be connected to him
Who was Micheal Gorbachev?
General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
What is Glasnost?
Openness and allowed freedom of press
What is perestroika?
Private enterprise, modernized economic system
What was the INF Treaty signed for?
Better relations with the U.S. to cut defense spending
What does Gorbachev reduce Soviet control over?
Which countries go democratic?
Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Blugaria, Romania
Who is the president of Russia?
Who orders military to crush protesters?
Premier Li Peng
What left Iraq with huge debt?
Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88
What was Operation Desert Storm known as also?
The First Gulf War
What did we do in the Desert Storm Op?
Liberate Kuwait form Iraq
How many casualties did we have?
How many Iraqi deaths?
Who was the third party candidate of the 1992 election?
Who was the 1992 election between?
Clinton vs Bush
Who wins the 1992 election?
What was Middle America?
Term used by Nixon used to describe Americans who believed in the government and end turmoil of the 80s
Who was George Wallace?
Southern politician and helped Nixon win in 68
What was the southern strategy?
Appealed to conservative democrats of the South.
What did the Southern Strategy lead to?
Democrats leave party to join the Republicans
What was Smoking Gun?
The tape/tapes? that showed Nixon's involvment in the cover up of trhe break in
Why did OPEC create an embargo?
Retaliation for American support Isreal in the 1973 Yom Kippur War
How did Carter tackle the energy crisis?
Creation of the Department of Energy