Foreign and Domestic Events Faced by Richard M. Nixon

Events that Unfolded under Nixon's Administration

Outbreak of the Vietnam War

1956 - 1972

The outbreak of Communism in North Vietnam led to the United States defending South Vietnam from the spread of Communism by Ho Chi Minh.

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

November 17, 1969 - May 26, 1972

The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) were conducted between the United States and the Soviet Union (Russia) to agree on the disarming of nuclear weaponry.

Ratification of the 26th Amendment

July 5, 1971 - 2014

The twenty-sixth amendment reduced the voting the voting age to 18, giving Americans more votes and bigger victories over political opponents.

Watergate Scandal

June 17, 1972 - 1974

The Watergate Scandal was a political scandal involving a break-in at the democratic committee at the Watergate Complex. The criminals involved were with the Nixon Administration, later leading to Nixon's resignation, giving the presidential power over to Gerald Ford.

Creation of the EPA

December 2, 1972 - 2014

The EPA helped protect human health and the environment of the United States.

Yom Kippur War

October 6, 1973 - October 25, 1973

A conflict between the Arabs and the Israelis that prompted the U.S to assist Israel, thinking that the war would cease to last.