How Would You Grade Richard Nixon's Effectiveness As President In The Us Case Study

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Response Questions for Journal 15:

1. During the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, was the United States growing more united and inclusive, or divided and contentious? Explain. Johnson lobbied for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, and gender illegal. Johnson’s Great Society programs were also created to eliminate social injustices in America. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Johnson’s war on poverty were attempts to ensure a more united and inclusive country. However, the South still disagreed with the extension of civil rights, and many people disliked the increase of government involvement. The civil rights movement was successful in the early 60s with the Great Society programs and Chief Justice
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Overall, how would you grade Richard Nixon’s effectiveness as president in these three categories: economic management; moral authority; pursuing equal justice for all? Nixon was not effective in economic management. The economy worsened with recession and inflation. He tried to solve the issue by spending more federal money and freezing price and wages, but it didn’t fix the economy. Nixon’s presidency was effective in moral authority. He created the EPA and the National Environmental Policy Act. He also created more new national parks than any other president. The Clean Air Act reduced automobile emissions, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was used to prevent job accidents and deaths. He also ended the draft for the Vietnam War. Nixon was also effective in pursuing equal justice. He tried to ensure affordable healthcare for the entire US population. He signed the 26th amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18. He also helped to desegregate southern schools. He also supported Affirmative Action, which was beneficial in its time because it made up for more recent inequalities. He also passed Title IX, which made it illegal for federally funded education programs to discriminate based on sex. He was a feminist and supported the equal rights

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