Scholars agree that his public actions and private ideas often opposed each other (“Impact and Legacy”). Nixon is the only president other than FDR that was nominated on five national tickets for candidacy (Wicker), but his corrupt actions and scandal overshadow his achievements and distinguish him negatively. Though Nixon’s successes in foreign policy and environmental affairs are brought up as an afterthought, it is definitely his greatest scandal that will characterize his presidency with a lasting
Reagan did led his country to a victory in the cold war but his great accomplishment came in his second term in office when he abandoned his earlier stance toward the soviet and took a more flexible stance to better the relations with a reformist and leader of the soviet union Mikhail Gorbachev by acting as Gorbachev partner as much as his enemy. Reagan help to the fall of the” Evil Empire” peacefully. By working with Gorbachev rather than against him Ronald Reagan help to strengthen the growing spirit of reform within the Soviet
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Napoleon was largely seen as a savior after he overthrew the Directory, ending the chaotic French Revolution. However, Napoleon only pretended to cater to the masses, and became dictatorial himself. His obsession with power and domination suggested the despotic tendencies of a villainous leader. Furthermore, Napoleon lost many significant battles during his reign. In the Battle of Trafalgar, he shamefully suffered defeat to French’s nemesis Britain, failing to bring glorious victory to France.
“Richard M. Nixon declared his support today for President Johnson’s efforts to win peace in Vietnam and said that to achieve a ‘united front’ he would be willing as president-elect, to travel to Paris or Saigon to help ‘get the negotiations off dead center.’” This set Nixon off to a good start in the public eye since he was already and gave him a head start on negotiations since he was already hard at work trying to reach a compromise and end the
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Most forget the main purpose of a mistake is to learn from that mistake and show courage in owning that what we did and learning from the mistake. person that I truly think had many obstacles and was able to persevere was President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy made many mistakes but learned from them and is why he is known as one of the most famous President in American history. Three mistakes that Kennedy made supporting the Invasion of the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalation in Vietnam. First of all,the mistake to get caught up in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Many presidents before Regan tried to threaten the Soviets and use force to end the Cold War. Regan wanted to try something innovative and distinctive. Reagan announced the new approach the U.S. would take to ending the cold war, which was going to be more encouraging and less threatening. (Pach Database) Regan said he was sick of fighting with the Soviet Union and wanted to try anything to end this dispute. His peaceful approach shocked the Soviets and was a big reason this non-violent war was ended.
After the scandal, Nixon gave a national speech saying that the White House staff had nothing to do with the scandal (Watergate scandal). The public believed him and he won the 1972 election by the largest margin on record (White House). Soon, the cover up began to unravel and it became apparent that Nixon had been a part of the Watergate scandal when he was forced to release his tapes from the Oval office. He resigned August 8th to avoid being impeached. When the scandal came out, the public was angered, shocked, and began to openly distrust the government for the first
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.
Roland Reagan’s success finally proved to the conservatives that his friendship with Gorbachev was not a dupe. Gorbachev was not deceitful, but a reformer who wanted to reform, change for Russia and end the Cold War. I agree that no president had subdued Russia, but the economic suppressed them when it collapsed. I enjoyed reading your post. We both answered the same question, knowing a different viewpoint was insightful.
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