U. s. Supreme Court Essay

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Daniella Brunner
April 23, 2015
AP American History
Mr. Visone My Lai Massacre ­ In 1968, in which American troops had brutally massacred innocent women and children in the village of My Lai, in South Vietnam. It also led to more opposition to the war in America. Watergate­ The events and scandal surrounding a break­in at the Democratic National
Committee headquarters in 1972. Led to revelations that White House staff had orchestrated it, and from there a string of illegalities were exposed, including Nixon's own abuses of power; there was much controversy over the White House's attempts to cover­up the allegations and ignore them. Led to Nixon's eventual resignation. Election of 1972­ Nixon against Dem. George McGovern, with the former being the embodiment of the radical movements Nixon's "silent majority" of middle­class Americans opposed, resulting in a landslide victory for Nixon OPEC­ Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries: started as an informal bargaining unit but rapidly expanded and gained power. It meant to regulate the sale of oil by Third World nations, but asserted no real authority until the 1970s by using oil as an economic and political tool and drastically increasing prices.

Vietnamization­ Nixon's strategy for ending U.S involvement in the Vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawal of American troops they would training South Vietnamese soldiers to replace Americans in an attempt to remove them from the war. Fall of Saigon­ Marked the end of the Vietnam War in April 1975 when North Vietnamese invaded South Vietnam, forcing all Americans left to flee in disarray as the capitol was taken

Henry Kissinger­ National Security Advisor and Secretary of State during the Nixon
Administration, he was responsible for negotiating an end to the Yom Kippur War as well as the Treaty of Paris that led to a ceasefire in Vietnam in 1973. Equal Rights Amendment­ Declared full constitutional equality for women. Although it passed both houses of Congress in 1972, a concerted grassroots campaign by anti­feminists led by
Phyllis Schlafly persuaded enough state legislatures to vote against ratification. The amendment failed to become part of the Constitution. Enviormental Protection Agency ­ A governmental organization signed into law by Richard
Nixon in 1970 designed to regulate pollution, emissions, and other factors that negatively influence the natural environment. The creation of the it marked a newfound commitment by

the federal government to actively combat environmental risks and was a significant triumph for the environmentalist movement. Weatherman­ A group that branched off of the SDS; advocated terrorism in the US to stop another Vietnam from happening; name came from Bob Dylan lyrics "don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"; dwindle away after 4 of them die in an explosion in Greenwich Village 1.) Although President nixon brought about changes in domestic policy and crucial new foreign policies he was a very sneaky man whos secretive nature is the only thing we can remember from his presidency. Nixon made progress with communist China and eased the issues with the Soviet Union. On the other hand he was apart of the
Watergate scandal which was the biggest scandal in Americas history. He already was doing sneaky stuff inside the white house, but what made it worse was he tried to cover it up. Nixons faults led to the American people to lose faith with their governement and led to the worst political scandal in Americas history. 2) The New Left was a group made up mostly of young white men and women in college who had lost faith in our nation and its leaders. It first began when people lost faith with US leaders and its government policies. Members were also children of the Old Left which was in the 30s ­ 40s. Also Marxists, and memebers of the Civil Rights movement. Some peoples goals such as the students for