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The 1960s was an era of turbulent change. Violence erupted in both the north and the south from the Civil Rights movement. Protests engulfed campuses all over America. Leaders were assassinated, and many Americans began to wonder if the country was on the right path. What are the defining characteristics of the type of leader you believe the U.S. needs in a time of crisis?
Nixon believed that he was going to be remembered as one of the greatest presidents of the 20th Century, and had recording devices installed in the White House so that historians could later examine the actions he took as president.
Briefly create a list of Nixon’s accomplishments.
Then create a list of the accomplishments of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and LBJ.
When Nixon resigned in August 1974, Ford became the first non-elected President. He appointed Nelson Rockefeller to be VP. Now, both the P and VP were appointed. People criticized him as being an illegitimate president
Some people, including LBJ, believed Ford to be a dim-witted former college football player
The new President took a lot of criticism from the public for pardoning Nixon. Some people had even suggested that a bargain had been made between Nixon and Ford before he had left office