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The Access to History sequence is the preferred and relied on sequence for AS- and A-level background scholars. the hot titles mix the entire strengths of this well-loved sequence with a brand new layout and lines that let all scholars entry to the content material and learn talents had to in achieving examination good fortune. layout beneficial properties include:

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This identify is designed particularly for the Edexcel AS requisites for 2008. It charts the political process the United States 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 relatives. eventually, the publication concludes via studying the kingdom of the U.S. via 2001. through the e-book, key dates, phrases, and concerns are highlighted, and historic interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are incorporated to consolidate wisdom and knowing of the interval, and exam-style questions and guidance for every exam board give you the chance to enhance examination skills.

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When he becomes President, he’ll put pressure on the Soviet Union. 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.

Wallace’s choice of running mate really damaged his chances. Vice-presidential candidate General Curtis LeMay said he would use nuclear weapons immediately in Vietnam. That gave Nixon the chance to be statesmanlike and moderate, saying LeMay was irresponsible. The Democrat candidate Hubert Humphrey warned voters against both Wallace and Nixon on the grounds of their irresponsible choices of running mate, asking them to imagine President Agnew (if Nixon were elected and died in office). 30 | Politics, Presidency and Society in the USA 1968–2001 When Nixon won the election, he triumphantly told his staff that they had picked the right man in Agnew, a man with capacity, brains, energy and quality.

As President, he did a great deal to help the less fortunate, but struggled with the economy. In foreign policy, he (slowly) ended the Vietnam War and improved relations with the USSR and China. He is best remembered for trying to cover up the Watergate burglary in which his men broke into the Democratic Party headquarters (see page 49). Watergate became synonymous with Nixon, dishonesty and disgrace. 24 | Politics, Presidency and Society in the USA 1968–2001 (b) Congressman and Senator (c) Vice President 1953–61 After a mere six years in Congress, because of fame gained from his election campaigns and prominence in HUAC (1948), Nixon was selected to be Eisenhower’s running mate in 1952.

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