Nixon Agonistes. Focus Question:. When, if ever, should a president be impeached?. Richard M. Nixon. Hard-nosed politician Highly suspicious of others Earned a reputation as a staunch anti-Communist. Nixon’s Political Career. Elected to Congress as a Red-Baiter Leading member of HUAC
When, if ever, should a president be impeached?
Highly suspicious of others
Earned a reputation as a staunch anti-Communist
Democrats in disarray
Race riots throughout American cities
Stalemate in Vietnam
The Republicans campaigned as the Law and Order Party
“Secret Plan to end the war in Vietnam”
The House drew up three articles of impeachment
Senior advisers informed Nixon
he would be removed
Nixon resigned, August 8, 1974
Increased distrust of the national government
Deepening sense of the Southern Strategy
Democratic Party maintained a false sense of popular support
Identify the main charge against the President
Why would this charge be seen as intolerable to Congress and the people?
Select three passages which stand out.
Identify two questions which may arise from this article