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Presidential Profile

Eva Nieves

on 19 February 2015

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Transcript of RICHARD M. NIXON

Achieved voluntary desegregation of schools in seven Southern states
The Debate Continues
Nixon's Foreign Policy
To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as President I must put the interests of America first. America needs a full-time President and a full-time Congress, particularly at this time with problems we face at home and abroad.
"Southern Strategy"
China and USSR
Opens diplomatic relations with China - Table Tennis
Détente with the USSR - Signing SALT I and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
Historic Paris Peace Accords signed in Paris in 1973, ending the war in Vietnam
Reoriented U.S. policy in the Middle East dramatically by deepening ties to conservative and moderate Arab regimes
Supported Israel with massive aid during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, which Prime Minister Golda Meir said saved her country
Still loved in China
Quoted as a brilliant political tactician
Complex - How to judge a man from his words or his actions
Nixon remains a source of considerable interest among historians
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Vol XXXVII, No. 311
Domestic Policy
The 37th President of the United States (1969-1974)
Stagflation - word created to capture the state of the country at the time he took office.
Dollars not gold - abandoned to devalue the dollar to increase exports
Race Relations
Integrate public schools
Affirmative Action Program
Endorsed Equal Rights Amendment
Title IX
Public Support for justice to Native Americans
Social Programs
Created the Environmental Protection Agency
Approved congressional increases to Social Programs - Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Resignation Speech (8 August 1974)
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