Access to History. Politics, Presidency and Society in the by Vivienne Sanders

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By Vivienne Sanders

The Access to History sequence is the preferred and relied on sequence for AS- and A-level historical past scholars. the recent titles mix all of the strengths of this well-loved sequence with a brand new layout and contours that let all scholars entry to the content material and research abilities had to in achieving examination good fortune. layout gains include:

-AS questions and examination tips
-Definitions of key terms
-Summaries of key historic debates.

This identify is designed particularly for the Edexcel AS standards for 2008. It charts the political process the USA during this interval, from the Watergate scandal to the Clinton years. It focuses either at the political and presidential advancements of the time and analyzes how those show up themselves socially and culturally, from activities to race family members. ultimately, the e-book concludes via analyzing the country of the U.S. by way of 2001. through the publication, key dates, phrases, and concerns are highlighted, and historic interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are integrated to consolidate wisdom and figuring out of the interval, and exam-style questions and tips for every exam board give you the chance to improve examination skills.

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According to historian Iwan Morgan, Nixon was always most effective when practising the politics of division. In this speech he divided the ‘silent majority’ from the liberal élites, the hippy protesters, the ghetto rioters. His stance won him a great deal of support, and not from the usual Republican voters: ‘My source of strength was more Main Street than Wall Street’ (1984 interview). In 1970 he was described as having appealed to the ‘unyoung, unpoor, and unblack … middle-aged, middle-class, and middle-minded’, in other words, all who opposed 1960s radicalism and change.

President Nixon 1969–74 | 41 Key date President Nixon greets Elvis Presley in the Oval Office in 1970. Presley (whose secret addiction to prescription drugs was to hasten his early death) had offered to help in the war on drugs. Why do you suppose Presley and Nixon liked the idea of Presley helping in the war on drugs? Nixon ended draft: 1972 The counterculture and the protests played really badly in Middle America and helped contribute to Nixon’s 1972 victory, as did the fact that the President seemed to be halting them.

Remember, Daddy was in the Eisenhower Administration and they got us out of one war [Korea]. While Julie and David worked the small towns, Nixon’s 22-yearold daughter Tricia and his wife Pat went to factories, schools and shopping malls. One reporter expressed amazement that Pat had survived 13 campaigning hours on two cups of coffee and a Coke. ‘I don’t mind’, said the loyal wife. ’ David pressed his grandfather to endorse Nixon. Eisenhower, still ambivalent (see page 24), claimed that as a former President and good Republican, he had to wait until the National Convention endorsed Nixon.

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