History of the United States
Four students were killed by National Guard troops during an antiwar protest on a college campus. Trust in the government decreased among the youth.
American soldiers destroyed villages and killed hundreds of unarmed South Vietnamese civilians while pursuing the Vietcong. It convinced many Americans that the Vietnam War was senseless and needed to end. #killingtheinnocent
Secret government documents that were leaked to the public in 1971. They exposed mistakes, lies, and illegal actions of government officials regarding the war. It confirmed for many Americans that the government was untrustworthy.
Lowered tensions between countries. #tensionchillout
North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam and captured its capital city. #Vietnamcommietakeover
Limited the president’s war power and returned more of this power to Congress.
Nixon gave states the power and funding to run programs that were previously run by the federal government
During Nixon’s 1972 reelection campaign, men were caught breaking into the Democrat Party’s headquarters, hoping to steal secret information and wiretap the rooms.
Nixon denied being connected to the break-in. After witness testimony that revealed that Nixon’s conversation might connect him to the break-in, he refused to give up the tapes due to “executive privilege”. The United States v. Nixon Supreme Court case ruled that Nixon was not above the law and he was ordered to release the
The idea that minority groups, including immigrants, should embrace their unique culture. #maintainyourculture
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