Source 1: Nixon’s Silent Majority Speech The Silent Majority Speech was a speech made by Richard Nixon on the 3rd of November 1969 to the American public. He did it in a bid to gain support from the American Public for his Vietnamization policies. President Nixon called upon the “Silent Majority”, the term he used to describe the Americans who approved of his policies to maintain support as he attempted to achieve Peace with Honour. In this speech Nixon maintains that he wouldn’t listen to the Anti-war movement rather do what he deems to be the right way. Through this source we can see, that although Nixon was concerned by the Anti-war movement, he refused to alter his policies to satisfy them.
Nixon was the president to actually have the two come to terms and sign a treaty. He managed to get the South to sign the Paris Peace Accords which was at most a peace treaty. While the other presidents did nothing to bring an end to the war, Nixon did. Him getting the two sides to come to an agreement and end the war has got to be the most significant role in the Vietnam
Negations with Hanoi took place in Paris, where it resulted in a partial halting of the bombings. When Nixon took the presidential seat, he decided to pursue the same line of action his predecessor had taken. He immediately declared that he would be the one to put a stop to the Vietnam War for good. But his proclamations were only made for the sole purpose of gaining political power and stardom. Another trait that they both shared in dealing with foreign policies was the habit of lying and hiding information from the masses.
The beginning of the 1970’s saw an administration ran by President Richard Nixon, in 1968 Nixon was voted into office and began changing the policies set by President Johnson just years earlier. He disagreed and fought against Johnson’s War on Poverty. Nixon also felt extremely weary of the school desegregation and advocated the American people to get behind a domestic model called “New Federalism” Nixon however has a primary focus on foreign policy, he came up with the Nixon Doctrine that would give financial compensation to American Allies. Nixon’s plan was to have a détente with China, the Siagon and Soviet Union split allowed for Nixon to take advantage of these countries and ultimately changed the outcome of the Cold War. Nixon was involved in various scandals during his presidency that still resonate in the American people’s minds.
However, Nixon was a man that would go to extreme lengths and tricks if it achieved political success. Nixon also believed that it was better to attack an opponent rather than defend, similar to McCarthyism. Nixon gained victories by attacking his opponents with blatant lies, partial truths, and confusing quotations. Not only this, but Nixon also employed arguments on distorted
Therefore, he gathered numerous documents about the case into his documents. The atrocities committed against Vietnamese civilians was a political threat to Nixon’s strategy of Vietnamization. Nixon’s goal was to turn the war over to the South Vietnamese so that he is able to withdraw most of the U.S. troops. The massacre in My Lai would further justify the resistance of the enemy and it was the complete opposite of what Nixon wanted to accomplish.
His use of ethos helped to reconstruct his lost creditability; By giving the people straight facts to marinate and chew on, Nixon let the people come to their own conclusion as to the type of person that he was; his appealing to the emotional side of people let them know that he too is a just an average person. In the end, the use of his techniques in harmony allowed him to win the hearts of the American people, which allowed them to see that he was an honest, hardworking, average Joe American with nothing to hide, just like the
Richard Nixon’s Impact on the Environment The thirty-seventh president of the United States of America, Richard Milhous Nixon. Many people in the United States have their own opinion on this president. Some would say that President Nixon was a great president who did many things to help his country. Other might call him a crook. President Nixon helped our environment threefold during his presidency.
Nixon uses the détente policy, which its main purpose was to limit the Soviet arms buildup and to check its expansion and the next strategy, was to inhibit both radicalism and revolution in the third world. Under his presidency, wars like in Vietnam were coasting a lot, so in order to reduce the huge United States’ deficit he chooses to expand trade between two communist giants Chinese and Soviets. The majority of Richard Nixon’s policies were liberal; his policies doubled the budgets of the new National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts, on the other hand he created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, signed major environmental legislation, and he made an effort to manage the economy using deficit spending, furthermore, he even proposed a guaranteed min. income for all
The US president Richard Nixon and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger were both ardent supporters of the leaders of Pakistan in general and General Yahya Khan in particular. Their continued support to the belligerent regime despite reports of targeted killings and genocide and the helplessness of India as it was drawn to war form the main thread of the book. The book shows how personal affiliations of the powerful and ulterior political motives of certain countries and its leaders can change the face of history and affect and destroy the lives of