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Nixon’s Politics Nixon’s Politics Charlotte Adams March 24, 2011 HIS 135 Paul Sunderman
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Nixon’s Politics Foreign affairs is an important topic to any Government leader, and for President Richard Nixon and his predecessors Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson, this fact held more value in truth than its weight in gold when mentioned pertaining to the Vietnam conflict. With the exception of a few differences, the foreign policy strategies of these four men were very much alike. During all four President’s terms in office, each sent United States soldiers into Southeast Asia and at one point during Johnson’s time in the Presidency, more than 500 thousand American soldiers were in Vietnam Davidson, et al., 2005). When Richard Nixon obtained the Presidency in 1968, he had a few goals, but one in particular burned in his mind, ending the war in Vietnam (Davidson, et al., 2005). Previous
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Unformatted text preview: Presidents chose to send more and more troops to Vietnam to attempt to end the struggle with Communism in the country, but Nixon had what he felt was a better idea. While Nixon initiated peace talks and brought some soldiers home to lead Americans to believe the war was dying down, he wanted the North Vietnamese to think he would go to any lengths to see the war end, including nuclear attacks. Where past Presidents chose to fight or talk to other World leaders, Nixon gave Southeast Asia an option; back down and agree to peace, or die. Nixons Politics REFERENCES Davidson, et al. (2005). Nation of nations: A concise narrative of the American republic (4 th ed). Upper Saddle River, N.J. McGraw-Hill....
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