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  • Modern Presidencies-Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush I Or, stuff you almost lived through
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  • President Ford Spiro Agnew resigned in 1973 as Vice President Richard Nixon resigned in 1975; Ford chose Nelson Rockefeller as his Vice President; neither were elected Ford pardoned Nixon; country was against the pardon Economy in recession with high inflation and unemployment; stagflation War Powers Act: (1) notify Congress within 48 hours if send troops (2) troops stay overseas 60 days without Congressional approval (3) Congress can bring troops home by passing a concurrent resolution
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  • Ford Presidency (1974-1977) Never elected to the executive branch Pardons Nixon 1 month after Nixon resigns Brings 140,000 Vietnamese refugees to America Whip Inflation Now (WIN) and vetoes of social program spending bills to lower inflation (Inflation drops from 12% to 5%) Helsinki Accords (human rights)
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  • Ford Being Rushed to Safety after Assassination Attempt
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  • Manson Family Member, Lynette Squeaky Fromme, and Sara Jane Moore both tried to shoot Ford (he was unharmed both times)
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  • Foreign Policy North Vietnam took over South Vietnam American airlift rescued thousands of Americans and Vietnamese Helsinki Accords, U.S., Canada, Soviet Union, and 30 European nations pledge to cooperate
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  • Election of 1976 RepublicanDemocrat CandidatesGerald R. Ford (240) Jimmy Carter (297) Issues Inflation Control Experience Honesty Washington Outsider
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  • Carters Domestic Issues Inflation was 10 percent Created the Department of Energy to help save fuel Three Mile Island partial meltdown of the core occurred, releasing some radiation Nuclear industry suffered Amnesty granted to those who had evaded the draft during the Vietnam War Civil Rights Affirmative action
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  • Carters Foreign Policies Soviet invasion of Afghanistan Friction with the Soviet Union SALTII treaty withdrawn from Senate Sanctions boycott of 1980 Summer Olympic games held in Moscow Mariel boatlift Cubans allowed to come to U.S., some were criminals Returned the Panama Canal to Panama in 199 Iran seizes American Hostages Ayatollah Khomeini
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  • Carter Presidency SALT II Treaty (not ratified by Senate) Iran Hostage Crisis Camp David Accords (Egypt & Israel) Inflation back up (12%) Department of Energy Panama Canal Zone Treaty (return control to Panama in 2000)
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  • Images of the Carter Years
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  • Election of 1980 RepublicanDemocrat CandidatesRonald Reagan (489) Jimmy Carter (49) Issues Cut the size of the fed. Government Iran Hostages Common Man Camp David Accords Reagan is trigger happy Minority Rights
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  • Reagan Presidency Marine base bombing in Lebanon Troops to Grenada (to free medical students and overthrow oppressive gov) Star Wars (Strategic Defense Initiative) Iran-Contra Scandal Tax reform and supply-side economics Huge budget deficits Sandra Day OConner appointed to Supreme Court (but no real support for feminism) Assassination attempt (John Hinckley) Ending the Cold War (glasnost and perestroika with Gorbachev) Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
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  • Election of 1984 DemocratRepublican Candidates Walter Mondale (and Geraldine Ferraro) (13) Ronald Reagan (and George H.W. Bush) (525) Issues Social Programs Womens Rights Reaganomics Improved economy Tough on commies
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  • Federal Defense Spending, 1978-1990 Chart: Federal Defense Spending 1978-1990 CHART
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  • Images of the Reagan Years
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  • Election of 1988 RepublicanDemocrat CandidatesGeorge H.W. Bush (426) Michael Dukakis (112) Issues Strong Military Pro-life No new taxes Military cut-backs Social programs
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  • George Bush
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  • Bush I Presidency Panama Invasion and arrest of Gen Manuel Noriega Noriega was tried on eight counts of drug trafficking racketeering, and money laundering in April 1992. Noriega's US prison sentence ended in September 2007; pending the outcome of extradition requests by both Panama and France, he remaining prison as of May 200 End of Communism (Berlin Wall, USSR Break-up) Persian Gulf War 8/2/1990 Desert Storm & Kuwait Recession and Tax Increase China Revolt (Tiananmen Square) L.A. Riots Quayle Fact- potatoe & other missteps AMERICA NO BAMA
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  • Images of Bush I
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  • Standards Element: SSUSH25.e Explain the relationship between Congress and President Bill Clinton including the North American Free Trade Agreement and his impeachment and acquittal. Element: SSUSH25.f Analyze the 2000 presidential election and its outcome emphasizing the role of the electoral college. Element: SSUSH25.g Analyze the response of President George W. Bush to the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the United States, the war against terrorism, and the subsequent American interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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  • Bill Clinton Governor of Arkansas Ran for President in 1992 against George Bush Accused of having a mistress and being a draft dodger Did not inhale H. Ross Perot, third party candidate
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  • Clintons First Term Economy spending cuts and tax increases Health care Hillary appointed to analyze problem; suggested government-supervised insurance program; defeated in Congress
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  • Republicans Contract with America Newt Gingrich, Georgia representative; scale back federal government 1994, voters elected Republicans to Congress; balanced budget, welfare reform; government shut down; Republicans blamed Mrs Tummins was my best student ever
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  • Clintons Second Term 1996 Campaign Clinton vs. Bob Dole (Ross Perot will get 8%) Clinton wins due to strong economy Congress raises minimum wage Passes NAFTA-(North American Free Trade Agreement) mostly with Mexico
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  • Scandals Whitewater Affair fraudulent loans and land deals in Arkansas Illegal campaign donations from foreign nations Monica Lewinsky 1998, House impeached Clinton; acquited by the Senate
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  • George W. Bush Elected 2000 Democrat Al Gore challenged the election 9/11 Iraq War Election of 2004 defeated John Kerry Hurricane Katrina Election of 2008
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  • Transparency: Political Cartoons: The Election of 2000
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  • The George W. Bush Presidency What was the impact of Bushs domestic agenda and his response to the terrorist attack against the U.S.? Vocabulary: -George W. BushTaliban -Bush v. GorePatriot Act -AfghanistanWMD -No Child Left Behind Act -Department of Homeland Security
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  • The George W. Bush Presidency Sec 4: The George W. Bush Presidency An Election Controversy Main Idea: The 2000 presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush resulted in such a close vote that a recount was needed and the Supreme Court had to intervene. Bush Launches an Ambitious Agenda Main Idea: Bushs priorities were tax cuts to stimulate the economy, as well as addressing education and the needs of senior citizens. The United States Is Attacked Main Idea: On September 11, 2001, a foreign enemy attacked the United States for the first time since Pearl Harbor when terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Americas War on Terrorism Main Idea: American officials determined that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the attacks and quickly sent American forces to the region, made attempts to improve domestic security, and expanded the war on terror to Iraq. Continued...
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  • Landslide Election results Electoral votes For Obama 365 Electoral votes for McCain 173
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  • 44 th president
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  • Barack Obama Election of 2008 First African American President Economic Recession Government intervention in business Setting the end of Iraq military deployment


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