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Oil Embargo
1973: OPEC stopped the sale of oil to America because of its support of Israel durnig the Yom Kippur War. A fuel crisis in the US resulted from the oil embargo.
Warren Burger
Conservative Chief Justice of the Supreme Court appointed by Nixon after the liberal Earl Warren stepped down. He had a strong law and order record.
Watergate
1973: Scandel that resulted from a burglary at the Democratic National Headquaters at the Watergate Hotel. It was later discovered that the burglars were hired by CREEP (Committee to Re-Elect the President) to ruin political opponents records and to spy on them. Nixon then attempted to cover up the burglary from a federal investigation.
Gerald Ford
Speaker of the House who became vice president when Spiro T. Angew, Nixon's first vice president resigned b/c he was accused of taking bribes. When president Nixon resigned, Ford became the first non-elected President.
Stagflation
Term used to describe the economy during Nixon's presidency because business was stagnated and inflation was rising uncotrollably.
Jimmy Carter
Governer of Georgia and the first president elected from the deep South since Zachary Taylor. Lack political experience on the big scale. High unemployment and double-digit inflation were blamed on him, so he was defeated in mid-term eletions by Ronald Reagan.