Richard Nixon was the 37th U.S President from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974 and during his term, President Nixon would become one of the most talked about administration. This was due to the Watergate scandal; this would heavily over shadow his other accomplishments and bring the White House under the microscope. Nixon would tap phones and record conversations of people when he would have meetings. He did end the war in Vietnam and improved our relationships with China and the USSR. One of his objections in the United States was to try and bridge the divide in our cities and try to heal the war weary people of our nation, because of all the disagreements over Vietnam.
Persuasive Techniques found in Richard Nixon’s Silent Majority speech Ricahrd Nixon was the 37th President, who gave the Silent Majority. Richard Nixon was the first President to visit a nation that was not recognized by our own government (“Richard Nixon”). I found this interesting because that is when they recognized Taiwan as the actual government of China. Nixon survived two potentially fatal political losses in 1960 and 1962 (“Richard Nixon”). This is interesting because it was predicted that after he had lost the two elections that his career was over, he was then elected as the U.S president 6 years later.
Previous United States President Richard M. Nixon had a remarkably favorable position regardless of his failure's picture because of his annihilation in 1960 presidential race and the 1962 California gubernatorial race, due to a few components. The central point was that Nixon was worthy to both the Goldwater preservationists and gathering moderates (894). His technique of selecting Maryland Governor Spiro T. Agnew promoted his support of white Southern voters because of Agnew's strong stands against dissenters and dark aggressors. His running enemy; Hubert H. Humphrey additionally helped Nixon out as a result of the LBJ Brand that shadowed his notoriety and the association in the Vietnam War. Not exclusively did this acquire supporters for
The infamous checkers speech came as the result of an accusation of corruption, foreshadowing President Richard Nixon’s lengthy struggle with candor. 20 years prior to the scandal that changed the way the American people viewed the federal government, Nixon had the ability to utilize the modes of persuasion to his advantage, with few attempts being made at uncovering any discrepancies. This essay will explore his application of ethos and pathos in the first part of the checkers speech and how it enabled the American people to resonate with his narrative, with logos being far less of a factor. Establishing credibility in a case of potential corruption is seemingly impossible; however, President Nixon’s utilization of ethos throughout his
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. Economically, he was very involved especially with trying to dettach the U.S. dollar from the gold currency to utilize the dollar to its maximum potential. He also removed excise taxes which basically put more money into people 's wallets. He also put a 10% tax on all imports into the U.S., this helped boost the economy.
The Watergate scandal was one of the most infamous political controversies in American history during the early 1970s. It uncovered a web of lies created by former president Richard Nixon. The Watergate Scandal affected the trust of US citizens to the government by spreading false information, obstruction of justice, and deceiving politicians to cover up his tracks. President Nixon has instilled a distrust between the people and the government that will leave its mark for years. During the 1968 election, President Nixon had won by a landslide vote against the democrats.
Throughout the history of the United States of America, there have been various political affairs. One of the most famous, however, would have to be what is known as the “Watergate” scandal. This scandal began on June 17, 1972, when five individuals were arrested for attempted burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. The five men involved were: Virgilio Gonzalez, Bernard Barker, James W. McCord Jr., Eugenio Martinez, and Frank Sturgis. All of these individuals were members of U.S. President Richard Nixon’s Committee to Re-elect the President (CRP).
He had amassed a collection of government fills, tape records, and intelligence on the common people in the Watergate building. After it was broken into, files were stolen and released to the public. It was the first real time that the general public learned just how paranoid Nixon was, but also how much he wanted to keep the power he already had. As these precious documents surfaced, one could see in full light that Nixon exhibited all the symptoms of Paranoid Personality Disorder. He was always distrustful of people, he recorded every encounter he had, so that one could twist his words against him.
The men arrested would not speak of who sent them there but they were later traced back to Richard Nixon’s Committee to Re-Elect the President members. Nixon seemed to be in enough trouble, being moderately involved with this scandal, it was then known that the crooks had also been wiretapping the office and stole copies of top secret files. Although even to this day it is unknown if Nixon knew of the break-ins in the Watergate while it happened, it is fact that the President had sent hundreds of thousands of dollars in “hush-money” to the burglars to keep it out of the public eye. Nixon and his affiliates then began attempting to create the CIA to stop any further investigations of the FBI’s on the Watergate scandal (Staff). The former president continuously denied he was involved in the scandal, until the court ordered he handed over recordings that proved he attempted to redirect the fact-finding (“Richard”).
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
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.
This scandal caused many Americans and Republican politicians to push Eisenhower to remove Nixon as his running mate and to question Nixon’s integrity. In rebuttal to the scandal, Nixon took the bull by the horns and defended himself by going on live national television and addressed the nation by giving the famous Checkers speech. The soon to be Vice-President articulated his speech with a perfect combination of Pathos, Ethos, and Logos to turn the tables from making everyone hate him to making the American People and Republican Politicians love him. Nixon’s integrity was
1. What problems did the United States face in the Vietnam War? As the United States struggled against communism in Vietnam, it would face many problems. In the late 1950’s President Eisenhower and later President Kennedy sent military supplies and advisers to South Vietnam. Despite the American aid the Vietcong grew stronger with support from North Vietnam.
A. Plan of Investigation This investigation will assess the effectiveness of Nixon 's Vietnamization Policy of the Vietnam war to end U.S. involvement. The scope of my research will assess the effectiveness of Nixon’s Vietnamization Policy to end the U.S. involvement during the Vietnam war, as well as the involvement of the women in the military, Nixon’s Doctrine, and the new economic policy that caused the end of the U.S. involvement of the Vietnam war between 1945-1975. The methods to be used in this investigation will be primary and secondary sources historical textbook in search of Nixon, 1972. This investigation will evaluate the effectiveness of the new economic policy In Search of Nixon: A Psychohistorical Inquiry.