I Would Like Us To Consider The Legacy Of Richard Nixon And To Appreciate The Li

I would like us to consider the legacy of Richard Nixon and to appreciate the limits of liberalism. Richard Nixon’s domestic policies were not reflective of a staunch conservative agenda. His expansion of the welfare state and commitment to the environment surprised many conservatives. Likewise, Nixon approached the Cold War in a new way, reducing tensions between the United States and the communist world through a policy of détente. However, in the Third World American foreign policy remained committed to supporting pro-American dictatorships. The end of the Vietnam War came in 1973, but the Watergate scandal tarnished Nixon’s foreign policy successes. Unable to withstand the spending of the 1960s, the increasing inflation, and the oil embargoes, the American economy stagnated in the 1970s while inflation soared. Neither Nixon, nor Gerald Ford, nor Jimmy Carter proved adequate at recovering the economy.There are some questions below to direct you. Also feel free to answer any other question that you feel that we should ponder for post 1 from the textbook or the primary source book. At the end of post 1 and post 2 please ask a follow up question to form the basis for posts 2 and 3. Lets try to rotate through the questions for post 1 to avoid repetition. I would like posts 2 and 3 to be reactions to the discussion backed up with evidence taken from both of our textbooks.Explain why, although liberals celebrated the fall of Richard Nixon, the public revulsion against Watergate undermined the foundations of liberalism itself?Discuss why conservatives were disappointed with Nixon’s domestic policy and with his foreign policy.Discuss the historical significance of Watergate? Debate the legacy of Nixon on any of the presidents (or the office of President) that followed him.