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Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #37 - Nixon & His Election

Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #37 - Nixon & His Election
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Richard M Nixon and a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 32 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

Richard Nixon was the 37th U.S. president, is best remembered as the only president ever to resign from office. Nixon stepped down in 1974, halfway through his 2nd term, rather than face impeachment over his efforts to cover up illegal activities by members of his administration in the Watergate scandal.

A former Republican congressman and U.S. senator from CA, he served 2 terms as vice president under Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s. In 1960, Nixon lost his bid for the presidency in a close race with Democrat John F. Kennedy. He ran for the White House again in 1968 and won.

As president, Nixon’s achievements included: Forging diplomatic ties with China and the Soviet Union and withdrawing U.S. troops from an unpopular war in Vietnam.

Nixon’s involvement in Watergate tarnished his legacy and deepened American cynicism about government. While Nixon was running for re-election in 1972, operatives associated with his campaign broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in WDC.

Several members of Nixon’s administration had knowledge of the burglary and while Nixon denied any involvement, secret tapes of White House conversations later revealed that the president had participated in efforts to cover up the criminal activity. Facing impeachment by Congress, Nixon resigned from office on August 9, 1974.

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #37 - Richard M Nixon and contains 18 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Legacy
Early Years
Education
Marriage, Family & Military
Early Political Career
Selected for VP
Bid for the Presidency
Loss Elections
Winning the White House
Vietnam
Historic Visits
Watergate Scandal
Resignation
Retirement & Death
End of Presentation

The Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and protests tied to both combined in a tumultuous year to cause a tight, unusual election closely linked to these issues in 1972. On March 31, 1968, in the wake of the Tet Offensive, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he would not seek reelection.

Opposition to the war moved Senator Eugene McCarthy of MN to enter the Democratic race, followed by Senator Robert F. Kennedy of NY, both with strong support from liberal constituencies. This prompted Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey to announce his candidacy. Kennedy won the CA primary, but immediately thereafter, he was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.

Humphrey then pulled ahead and was nominated for president, with Senator Edmund Muskie of ME for vice president. The party convention in Chicago was marred by bloody clashes between antiwar protesters and the local police.

In comparison, the Republican race was less complicated. Former vice president Richard M. Nixon completed his political comeback by winning the presidential nomination. Nixon campaigned for law and order and said he had a “secret plan” to end the war. Nixon ran on a campaign that promised to restore law and order to the nation's cities, torn by riots and crime.

The 1972 campaign focused on the prospect of peace in Vietnam and an upsurge in the economy. Unemployment had leveled off and the inflation rate was declining. Two weeks before the November election, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger predicted inaccurately that the war in Vietnam would soon be over. During the campaign, a break-in occurred at Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate complex in WDC. but it had little impact until after the election. The campaign ended in one of the greatest landslides in the nation’s history.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1968 & 1972 - Nixon and contains 14 slides and covers the following:

ELECTION OF 1968
Election Issues
Major Candidates
Other Candidates
Campaign Issues
Nixon Wins
ELECTION OF 1972
Candidates
Campaign Issues
Nixon’s Landslide
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
Total Pages
32 slides
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