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Topic: Domestic policies of the Nixon and Carter administrations 

United States History

 Standard 30.  Understands developments in foreign policy and domestic politics between the Nixon and Clinton presidencies
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands domestic politics from Nixon to Carter (e.g., the effectiveness of different social and environmental programs under the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations; the Nixon administration's involvement in Watergate, and the role of the media in exposing the scandal; how "law and order," the "Silent Majority," and the "New Federalism" were used by the Nixon administration)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about Nixon’s domestic politics
     2.Knows about Ford’s domestic politics
     3.Knows about Carter’s domestic politics
     4.Knows about the effectiveness of social programs under Nixon
     5.Knows about the effectiveness of social programs under Ford
     6.Knows about the effectiveness of social programs under Carter
     7.Knows about the effectiveness of environmental programs under Nixon
     8.Knows about the effectiveness of environmental programs under Ford
     9.Knows about the effectiveness of environmental programs under Carter
     10.Knows about the Nixon administration’s involvement in Watergate
     11.Knows how the media exposed the Watergate scandal
     12.Knows how "law and order," the "Silent Majority," and the "New Federalism" were used by the Nixon administration
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the impact of the Nixon administration's ideas and policies on American society (e.g., factors that caused so many Americans to support Nixon and his "law and order" stance, Nixon's advocacy of family assistance and employment opportunity programs, the events of Watergate)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the impact of the Nixon administration’s ideas on American society
     2.Knows the impact of the Nixon administration’s policies on American society
     3.Knows why many Americans supported Nixon and his “law and order” stance
     4.Knows about Nixon’s advocacy of family assistance programs
     5.Knows about Nixon’s advocacy of employment opportunity programs
     6.Knows about the events of Watergate
   Benchmark 4.Understands key domestic issues of the post-Nixon years (e.g., President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon; the successes and failures of the Carter administration)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about domestic issues following Nixon’s presidency
     2.Knows about President Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon
     3.Knows about the successes and failures of the Carter administration
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations dealt with major domestic issues (e.g., policies for dealing with problems of recession and inflation; the Nixon administration’s "southern strategy;" Carter’s program for dealing with the energy crisis)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how the Nixon administration dealt with major domestic issues
     2.Knows how the Ford administration dealt with major domestic issues
     3.Knows how the Carter administration dealt with major domestic issues
     4.Knows the Nixon administration’s policies for dealing with problems of recession and inflation
     5.Knows the Ford administration’s policies for dealing with problems of recession and inflation
     6.Knows the Carter administration’s policies for dealing with problems of recession and inflation
     7.Knows about the Nixon administration’s “southern strategy”
     8.Knows about Carter’s program for dealing with the energy crisis
   Benchmark 2.Understands the events and legacy of the Watergate break-in (e.g., the constitutional issues raised by the affair and the effects of Watergate on public opinion; the involvement of the Nixon administration in the cover-up; how Presidents Ford and Carter addressed the concept of the "imperial presidency" after Watergate and attempted to restore credibility to the presidency)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the events of the Watergate break-in
     2.Knows the legacy of the Watergate break-in
     3.Knows the constitutional issues raised by the Watergate affair
     4.Knows the effects of Watergate on public opinion
     5.Knows the involvement of the Nixon administration in the Watergate cover-up
     6.Knows how President Ford addressed the concept of the "imperial presidency" after Watergate
     7.Knows how President Carter addressed the concept of the "imperial presidency" after Watergate
     8.Knows how President Ford attempted to restore credibility to the presidency
     9.Knows how President Carter attempted to restore credibility to the presidency