Quite Tricky Enough: The Nixon Presidency
Generalization: Richard Nixon was an exceptionally competent president
and no more immoral than any other president of the last sixty years.
He was often a true statesman, putting the good of his country far
above personal advantage. Nixon was also a clever
politician, as his nickname "Tricky Dick" suggests. But Nixon was
not quite clever enough, not quite tricky enough to overcome the
hostility of his political enemies. Comment.
Potential ID’s: RICHARD NIXON, CHECKERS SPEECH, AGNEW, EUGENE MCCARTHY,
BOBBY KENNEDY, GEORGE WALLACE, GEORGE MCGOVERN, DETENTE, KHMER ROUGE,
II. Nixon’s background
III. 1968 campaign
A. Republican ticket
B. Divisions among the Democrats
C. Nixon vs. Humphrey vs. Wallace
IV. Nixon’s economic policies
V. Easing of domestic tensions?
VI. Nixon foreign policy
VII. 1972 campaign: Nixon vs. McGovern
VIII. Nixon and Vietnam