Chapter 39 Outlines

39 Outline
Stalemated Seventies

Answer the prompt for each Roman numeral in paragraph form. Use the details under it to help you know what to write. This will help you practice free-response skills. Make sure you answer the questions and consider the historical significance of events.

I. What were Nixon’s Foreign Relations Concerns?
—–A. How does he attempt to get us out of Vietnam?
———-1. Vietnamization
———-2. Nixon Doctrine
———-3. My Lai
———-4. Invasion of Cambodia what did he hope to accomplish?
—–B. Détente (What does that mean?)
———-1. Kissinger
———-2. ABM treaty
———-3. SALT
———-4. How committed are we really to de-armament?
—–C. “Opening” of China: genius?
———-1. Why?
———-2. How does this impact relations with Moscow?
———-a. “China card”
—–D. “Peace with honor” in Vietnam?
———-1. Bombings

II. Nixon’s Domestic Concerns
—–A. Cooling economy—explain factors
———-1. Wage and price freeze
———-2. End of gold standard
———-3. End of Bretton Woods system
—–B. The Warren Court leans left
———-1. Judicial activism
———-2. Southern criticism
———-3. Appointment of Berger disappoints
—–C. Social spending
———-1. AFDC
———-2. SSI
———-3. “indexing”
—–D. Anti-discrimination
———-1. “Philadelphia Plan” of 1969
———-2. What are “set-asides?”
———-3. Change in meaning of affirmative action
———-4. What is “reverse discrimination?”
—–E. Environmental concerns
———-1. Silent Spring
———-2. EPA
———-3. Clean Air Act
———-4. Endangered Species Act
—–F. OSHA- How does this change the lives of workers?

III. BIG SCANDALS!!!! What impact did these have upon the public perception of politicians as well as upon the office of the president?
—–A. The Watergate, CREEP and “dirty tricks”
—–B. indicted staffers
—–C. Nixon’s paranoia
———-1. enemies list
———-2. Ellsberg
———-3. “plumbers”
—–D. Sam Ervin’s investigation
———-1. John Dean
———-2. tapes
———-3. Archibald Cox and the “Saturday Night Massacre”
—–E. Agnew’s resignation
———-1. Was this an indictment of Nixon- or at least his judgment?
———-2. Gerald Ford and the 25th Amendment
—–F. Describe the Fall of Richard Nixon
—–G. Ford’s Actions and Achievements
———-1. The Pardon– Right or wrong?
———-2. Helsinki and Human Rights
———-3. Withdrawal from Vietnam

IV. James Earl Carter: How was his election a response to the problems of Nixon? Was he just too nice to be president?
—–A. Honesty– too honest?
—–B. Making peace in the Middle East
—–C. Inflation
—–D. Deficits
—–E. Response to the Energy Crisis
—–F. Hostages in Iran– and what effect did this have on Carter’s presidency?
———-1.– and on the election of 1980?


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  1. Posted by DeckTheHallsWithBowsOfHolly on April 16, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    I am going to have nightmares tonite.. 1)va tech 2)emmett till’s “face”

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