It was not until Nixon’s little scandal that the trust began to greatly decline combined with the decisions made by Johnson regarding the Vietnam War.
Because the Supreme court ruled against the president, Richard Nixon was the first president to ever resign from office. Some say because of this political scandal parts of the government were “cleansed” or improved.
Instead of going along with the Watergate Scandal Richard Nixon could have stepped up like a good president and stop the situation. Also, instead of giving them hush money, he could have made them tell the police or he could have went to the police himself and told them what was happening. There are so many solution that Richard Nixon could have done and he wouldn’t have been impeached ,but it happened and now he can’t take it back. Nixon can’t even redo his wrong and neither can the
Subsequently, not being satisfied with the actions that were being taken by President Dwight David Eisenhower’s administration, in the 1960s presidential election, the American electorate elected President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a first-term Senator from Massachusetts over the incumbent Vice President of the United States of America under President Dwight David Eisenhower: Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon. A lecture from POSC 458 - the Vietnam Wars seems to indicate that Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon’s poor performance in the first televised presidential debates could have been just as consequential if not more, than a rejection of President Dwight David Eisenhower’s policies towards the Vietnam War by the voters as television
To begin with, the Vietnam War, one of the most paramount foreign policy events during Nixon’s time in office. Often times, ending it is added into Nixon’s list of accomplishments. But was it really as simple as that? This is a perfect example of how there is much more to the iceberg than just the tip. In 1968, during the Paris Peace talks U.S. was close to
In Nixon’s speech it says, “…I feel a great sadness that I will not be here in this office working on your behalf to achieve those hopes in the next 2 ½ years.” This makes the audience see Nixon’s regret in resigning and his love for them as a nation. He also said, “I regret deeply any injuries that may have been done in the course of the events that led to this decision. I would say only that if some of my Judgements were wrong and some were wrong, they were made I what I believed at the time to be the best interest of the Nation.” This touches very lightly on the Watergate Scandal, but lets the country see how sorry he is for his
The feeling of wariness for those in politics was not always existent; although only three presidents have faced impeachment charger, only one president has left office. Richard Nixon was the thirty seventh president of the United States, a man in the public eye for many years as both a U.S. representative and Senator (“Richard”), well educated and around sixty when he resigned from the position as president. On the evening of August 8, 1974, Nixon delivered his resignation speech over a public broadcast from his Oval Office to the people of the United States. The former president gave this speech to inform the nation of the upcoming changing president; he also voiced his hopes for the country in future affairs, especially the foreign policies
Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States; he resigned as president after his involvement in the Watergate Scandal. People broke into the Watergate building to wiretap phones and steal secret documents. Nixon knew about the break in before hand and tried to cover it up. When people found out about him trying to cover it up, he decided to resign as president. He gave his speech on August 8th 1974 and resigned on the 9th. Nixon successfully apologized to the country by using pathos, ethos, and logos, as well as other forms of rhetoric.
During the presidency of Nixon, he was able to come up with a domestic policy that seemed to have helped the United States and prove effective.
In 1968, President Richard Nixon was elected because he made promises that he would stop the Vietnam war(PUBLISHED). During the first year of his presidency America’s involvement in the Vietnam war seemed to be winding down(PUBLISHED). Though
Nixon wanted to end the war just like every other American. He had many plans for this war and one of them was called Vietnamization. Vietnamization was a policy that would replace U.S. troops with South Vietnamese troops and supply them with supplies and weapons (Rubel 182). It was a way to retreat U.S. troops and end involvement in the war. Even though he ended involvement in the Vietnam War by withdrawing U.S. troops, he decided to bomb enemy forces in Cambodia (Lillegard 71). People were saying that his decision to bomb Cambodia was not ending the war, it was making it worse. Many people protested against Nixon’s decisions during the Vietnam War and it did not end well. At Kent State University four students were killed guardsmen because the were protesting against the Vietnam War. On January 27, 1973 the Paris Peace Accords made an end to the Vietnam War and all U.S. military involvement (“Nixon Declares Vietnam”). North Vietnam ended up winning and the United States and South Vietnam lost. His decisions angered the people of America and it led to an American
In general I would say Richard Nixon was a fairly decent president. During a time where there were many protests amongst the American public (especially the youth) against the troops in Vietnam, Nixon was able to pull the troops out of the war. Nixon also reduced the tensions with the Soviet Union, and helped China join the United Nations. He also helped decrease the amount of racial discrimination by segregating schools in the south. It is a shame though, that those achievements of his are not acknowledged because of the Watergate Scandal. Although it is debateable whether or not Nixon knew of the break-ins, he did behave very suspiciously. He became very secretive, resentful, and defensive towards his critics, even going so far as to make
Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States and currently the only president to have resigned from office. From 1969 to 1974 Nixon held office after a new wave of conservatism due to the College students marches that consequently turned into riots over anti-war Vietnam sentiment. Furthermore the Democratic Party split due to polarization over the involvement of the United States in the war.
Nixon used the war to his advantage. He promised to find a way to end the Vietnam War, pledging America would have “peace with honor”. Now he had to uphold this promise and implement a plan, but it didn’t work. By 1975 South Vietnam had fallen under the control of the communist government. America’s longest war was over, but it took more than 58,000 American
For the entire election Nixon was leading McGovern, so he got pretty comfortable. The controversies and views of McGovern almost did Richard Nixon’s campaign work for him. Nixon’s campaign was decided to rest around the idea that he was necessary, or incumbent. He portrayed that he was too busy dealing with state matters to worry about partisan matters. Most Americans believe that McGovern was too strident and too attached to the radical elements of anti-war. In contrast, Americans believed that Nixon was a very strong and straight-forward leader who would be able to secure “peace with honor”. By 1972, most of U.S. troops were released without appearing to have given into the Communists through Nixon’s strategy of Vietnamization. This helped the positive outlook on Nixon, and the negative outlook on McGovern. Richard Nixon also campaigned with his plan called “southern strategy”. This plan involved releasing pressure off the desegregation of schools and restricting acts of the federal government on behalf of the blacks. This strategy helped Nixon gain support from many blue collar workers and southerners. They played a major role in the outcome of this election. Nixon’s campaign involved keeping close tabs on his enemies. During the election, Nixon’s campaign aids committed the Watergate Burglary. His personal involvement in the burglary was never revealed, so it did not affect the outcome of the election. Eventually, after the election his public support was destroyed because of the Watergate scandal, forcing him to resign from the presidential office in