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Reference FCO 7/1801
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Fortnightly newsletters from the British Ambassador, British Embassy, Washington DC, including topics such as the Mid-Term Elections, the Election campaign, Civil Rights, Protectionism, Melvin R Laird (Nixon's Secretary of Defence), Race Relations, the reorganisation of the White House, Republican Party prospects, Education and Desegregation, the economy and the Administration's Second Year (1970)
Description Newsletter which covers the midterm elections which are viewed as a defeat for President Nixon as the democrats gain. Report on the Republican Party and the Democrat Party, their issues and their strengths. Report of the electoral campaign which featured Vietnam peace proposals, law and order and Nixon's silent Majority. Report on Vice President Spiro Agnew exploiting the resentment of the silent majority at civil disorder, black terrorists, revolting students, hippies and intellectuals. Nixon of the cash rich Republican Party vetoes a Bill intended to limit spending on TV and radio for candidates for the President, Congress and Governorship. Civil rights and voting discussed. Report on the General Motors strike being settled, the Carnegie Commission report that many US universities were on the verge of bankruptcy and many States are in financial difficulties with huge deficits, Congress and the Trade Bill, free trade and those for and against, Unions and protectionalism and the President's commitment to the Textile Industry, Congress and Military Appropriations, Supreme Court and Desegregation and the lowering of the voting age to 18. reported to spending much of his time on the 1971-1972 Budget due to unemployment concerns, welfare, education, inflation and defence. Congressional and Constitutional reform. Biography and report of President Nixon's Secretary of Defence, Melvin R. Laird, his relations with Congress, the President and the Military. Reports on Nixon and the black vote and desegregation in schools. Report on the reorganization of the White House Administration, the Interior Secretary Hickel is fired and Dr. Moynihan resigns. Antiwar movement springs back into action when Nixon decides to send American troops into Cambodia.
Date 1970
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States, Cambodia
Places Alaska; Asia; Britain; Cambodia; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Europe; Ireland; Israel; Korea; Laos; Mexico; Middle East; Rhodesia; South East Asia; South Vietnam; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Albert, Carl; Buckley, James; Burns, Arthur; Drower, Bill; Freeman, John; Garment, Leonard; Gilbert , Carl J; Goldberg, Arthur Joseph; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Harlow, Bryce; Hodgson, James D; Humphrey, Hubert; Kennedy, Edward Moore; Kennedy, Robert F; Kissinger, Henry; Laird, Melvin R; Mayo, Robert; Meany, George; Mills, Wilbur; Mitchell, John; Moynihan, Daniel; Moynihan, Patrick; Nol, Lon; Packard, David; Powell, Adam Clayton jnr; Richardson, Elliot; Rockefeller, Nelson; Scott, Hugh; Shriver, Sargent; Shultz, George; Udall, Morris; Wallace, George; Weinberger, Caspar W; Wiggin, Charles D
Topics Aid; Armed services; Arms; Balance of Payments; Black Panthers; British Embassy; Burden sharing; Campus Violence; Census; Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; Civil rights; Communist; Congress; Congressional Relations; Council of Economic Advisers; Council on Environmental Quality; Crime; Defence; Democratic Party; Demonstrations; Department of Defense; Department of State; Desegregation; Disarmament; Draft; Drugs; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Environment; Exports; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); Federal Reserve; Federal Trade Commission; foreign policy; Free trade; General Motors; Health; Hippies; Home Office; Impeachment; Inflation; Isolationism; Japanese; Law and Order; Levies; Mid-Term elections; Military appropriations; Ministry of Defence; My Lai Massacre; Nixon Doctrine; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Office of Management and Budget; organisation; Payments; Pentagon; Pollution; Poverty; Presidential candidates; Protectionism; Protectionist; Race; Recession; Republican Party; Segregation; Senatorial; Silent majority; State Department; State of the Union Message; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties; Strikes; Supreme Court; Tariffs; Taxation; Taxes; Textiles; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Vietnam War; Vietnamization; Voting age; Wages; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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