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

By Vivienne Sanders

The Access to History sequence is the preferred and depended 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 permit all scholars entry to the content material and learn abilities had to in achieving examination luck. layout gains include:

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

This identify is designed in particular 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 kinfolk. eventually, the booklet concludes through interpreting the kingdom of the U.S. by way of 2001. in the course of the e-book, key dates, phrases, and matters are highlighted, and old interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are integrated to consolidate wisdom and realizing of the interval, and exam-style questions and counsel for every exam board give you the chance to increase examination skills.

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You are never going to make it in politics’, Nixon told one aide. ’ Key question Why was Nixon’s 1968 election victory so unexpected? Key terms Nixon first campaigned for a seat in Congress in 1946. He publicly suggested his Democrat rival had Communist sympathies, but privately acknowledged this was untrue. ‘I had to win’, he said. ‘That’s the thing you don’t understand. ’ He won. When he ran for the Senate in 1950, he called his opponent, Helen Gahagan Douglas, a ‘Pink Lady’ who ‘follows the Communist Party line’ and was ‘pink right down to her underwear’.

One girl told a reporter: I hope it was because he was tired, but most of what he was saying was absurd. Here we had come from a university [Syracuse] that’s completely uptight – on strike – and when we told him where we were from, he talked about the football team and surfing. The incomprehensible counterculture Nixon’s Lincoln Memorial visit represented an attempt to try to understand the disaffection, but the counterculture was beyond his and Middle America’s comprehension. One extreme group of discontented students, the ‘Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers’, tried to explain how they felt: What we are trying to say, is that the whole fucking struggle isn’t anti-imperialist, capitalist, or any of that bullshit.

Summary diagram: Richard Nixon’s background Difficult family circumstances Key question How did Nixon’s actions in the mid1960s help him gain the Republican nomination? Key question How did Nixon’s moderate Republicanism help get him elected? Successful careers, pre-political involvement Congressman Senator Vice President Unsuccessful presidential candidate 2 | Nixon’s Election as President in 1968 (a) Getting elected in 1968. Step 1 – loyal Republican Nixon was addicted to politics, and he dreamed of a political comeback.

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