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The Access to History sequence is the preferred and depended on sequence for AS- and A-level background scholars. the recent titles mix the entire strengths of this well-loved sequence with a brand new layout and lines that permit all scholars entry to the content material and learn abilities had to in attaining examination good fortune. layout gains include:

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

This name is designed particularly for the Edexcel AS standards 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 happen themselves socially and culturally, from activities to race relatives. ultimately, the publication concludes via analyzing the kingdom of the U.S. by means of 2001. during the publication, key dates, phrases, and matters are highlighted, and historic interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are incorporated to consolidate wisdom and figuring out of the interval, and exam-style questions and suggestions for every exam board give you the chance to strengthen examination skills.

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Said federal scholarships and loans would cease for convicted student criminals or those who had ‘seriously’ violated campus regulations. • Adjusted the draft (August 1972) so that students aged over 20 were no longer threatened. • Secretly monitored disruptive groups. • Took protesters to court. In spring 1970, 10,000 people were arrested in Washington DC. Although most of the arrests were thrown out of the courts because they violated the demonstrators’ civil rights, the litigation kept the protesters too busy and broke (with legal fees) to cause more trouble.

Most Americans’ sympathy (and votes) gravitated towards the Nixons. The Lincoln Memorial Nixon, like many American voters, could hardly understand or communicate with any rebellious young. The feeling was mutual. Nixon made an impromptu visit in the middle of the night to the Lincoln Memorial, where he tried to convince a group of amazed students, who had driven all night to come to Washington to protest against the Vietnam War, that he understood them and wanted the same things they did. One girl told a reporter: I hope it was because he was tired, but most of what he was saying was absurd.

Electoral college Under the constitution, each state’s voters vote for delegates who then vote on behalf of that state in the electoral college. The number of delegates depends upon the state’s population. The leading candidate in a state takes all that state’s delegates. Whoever wins a majority of delegates becomes President. Planks Stated policies of a candidate in an election. Key question Key date What problems faced Nixon in 1969? Nixon became President: January 1969 (iv) Counting the votes The 1968 race was one of the closest in American history.

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