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By Vivienne Sanders

The Access to History sequence is the most well-liked and relied on sequence for AS- and A-level heritage scholars. the hot 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 learn talents had to in attaining examination luck. layout positive aspects include:

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

This name 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 occur themselves socially and culturally, from activities to race kinfolk. eventually, the booklet concludes by means of reading the country of the U.S. by way of 2001. in the course of the ebook, key dates, phrases, and matters 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 boost examination skills.

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Julie and David initially resisted such matchmaking efforts, but met for the first time in years on election night in 1966, and found they liked each other. When David escorted Julie to the 1966 International Debutantes Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, their photographs were front-page news and again in 1967 when they announced their marriage plans. They gave Richard Nixon’s political aspirations a big boost. Nixon lacked the glamour of potential rivals such as Bobby Kennedy and ex-film star Ronald Reagan.

How did Nixon’s foreign policy contribute to victory in 1972? Key dates Foreign policy was Nixon’s speciality. He used it to win votes. Just as in 1968 he had promised ‘peace with honour’ in Vietnam, so when on the eve of the 1972 election, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger announced (in defiance of Nixon’s orders) that ‘Peace [in Vietnam] is at hand’, it played well with the great silent majority. Key question Key date President Nixon 1969–74 | 45 Nixon visited Communist China: 1972 Democrat is to go to China before the President’.

President Nixon 1969–74 | 33 Key terms Nixon’s biographer Stephen Ambrose found the 1968 election campaign particularly distasteful (‘so many lies’). In 1968 Johnson claimed that peace was at hand. The Nixon administration did the same in 1972. ‘In each case, in its quest for votes, the administration treated the American people with cynical contempt’, sighed Ambrose. Electoral college Under the constitution, each state’s voters vote for delegates who then vote on behalf of that state in the electoral college.

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