Politics in the United States Since 1865 Introduction Examining and analyzing politics in the United States from the year 1865 to the present time indicates that political conditions, developments and events have had an impact on historical, economic, social, and cultural developments and events, which in turn have had an impact on political conditions, developments, and events. This interconnection has been constant, but roles have shifted over the years, for politics has been dominant at times and has been the driving force behind historical, economic, social, and cultural developments, while at other times historical, economic, social, and cultural developments have been the driving force and have dominated politics. This analysis will...The end:
.....fearing that many of their jobs would be eliminated. And many Americans complained that the addition of the working poor would expand welfare caseloads by millions. A disappointed Nixon pressed for the bill's passage in various forms, until the election season of 1972. He knew a bad campaign issue when he saw one, and he let FAP expire. Nixon won reelection by a landslide in 1972. During his first term, Nixon succeeded in redirecting power away from the federal government. Some argue that his efforts benefited women and minorities, resulted in a cleaner environment and provided money and power for local initiatives. New Federalism, however, withered on the vine as Nixon fought in vain to preserve his presidency during the Watergate scandal.