UT Arlington HIST 1312 - Carter and Reagan (5 pages)

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James Earl Carter's election and presidency along with Reagan's life going into politics and his actions as president.


Lecture number:
19
Pages:
5
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Texas at Arlington
Course:
Hist 1312 - HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Edition:
3

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HIST 1312 1st Edition Lecture 19 Outline of Last Lecture I Nixon s Personal Life a Young Life b Political Career II Nixon and the Balance of Power a Vietnamization b Modifying the Cold War III Nixon and Politics a Pragmatic Conservatism b An Embattled President The Watergate Scandal IV About the 1970s Outline of Current Lecture I James Earl Carter a Elections b Presidency and Foreign Affairs II Ronald Reagan a Reagan s Life b The Presidency III Reagan s Actions a Domestically b Foreign Policy Current Lecture Carter and Reagan I James Earl Carter a Elections These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Pardoning Nixon ruined Ford s chance of getting reelected when he ran against Carter Carter was 30 points ahead in the election but he made a mistake when he does an interview with Playboy magazine telling Playboy that he lusted after women o Women don t like this and poll ratings dropped Regardless of his error he won the presidency in 1977 b Presidency and Foreign Affairs Carter liked to appear squeaky clean and was very politically isolated Carter arranges the Camp David Accords 1979 o The Prime minister of Israel and the President Of Egypt go to White House to sign agreements of recognition Iranians took Americans hostage o Carter didn t do much about it even though America as a whole wanted to get the hostages out o In the summer of 1980 Carter was running against Reagan for presidency This rescue mission would determine how the election turned out o Carter created a rescue mission with 8 helicopters going under the Iranian radar arrive at the US embassy to pick up the hostages The rotators of the helicopter bring up dust from the desert and 3 helicopters go down This left only the minimum 5 necessary to bring the hostages back If they lost one more then they couldn t bring all of the hostages back Carter cancelled the mission and ended up losing the



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