How Has The Southern Strategy Impacted American Politics During The 1970's

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1b. The significance of Vietnamization is that it was started by Richard Nixon and it stated that he would withdraw U.S. troops from Vietnam slowly and give South Vietnamese money, weapons, and training needed to win the war. This event caused the number of US troops in Vietnam to go from 540,000 to 30,000 in a span of four years. He got U.S. troops out of a war they did not know why they were fighting in. 2a. The Southern Strategy impacted American politics during the 1970’s because Nixon tried to win over the South. In the election, Nixon only got 43% of the popular vote because he only appealed to Republicans.He tried to win over conservative Americans, or he called them the “silent majority”, by asking federal courts in the south to delay
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