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Was Nixon an OK president?

Preston
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5/29/2015 3:06:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
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Ragnar
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6/1/2015 10:47:53 AM
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While a controversial president, he seemed to do a lot of good while in office. So I'd argue he was not an OK president, but a good one. I could however make a case that Reagan even with ruining our economy, was actually an OK president.
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6/1/2015 12:41:55 PM
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I think as time goes on that historians will only continue to treat Nixon kinder insofar as his ranking among past POTUS's.

I would put him, oh, somewhere in the upper third or so. Maybe around number 10 or so.

He only got caught doing the sort of things many Presidents have done. He was a damn fine diplomat, and he inherited quite a mess from Kennedy and LBJ when he took office.

Here is a list of some of his accomplishments, many of which he is rarely given proper credit for.............

"Nixon's accomplishments while in office included: ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), ending segregation, revenue sharing, ending the draft, new anti crime laws, started the process of ending the Cold War, recognized and fought against foreign oil price gouging, and implemented a broad environmental program (he is largely responsible for the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). He was the only President to achieve a balanced national budget between 1961 and 1998.

Some of his most acclaimed achievements came in his quest for world stability. During visits in 1972 to Beijing and Moscow, he reduced tensions with China and the U.S.S.R. His summit meetings with Russian leader Leonid I. Brezhnev produced a treaty to limit strategic nuclear weapons. In January 1973, he announced an accord with North Vietnam to end American involvement in Indochina. In 1974, his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, negotiated disengagement agreements between Israel and its opponents, Egypt and Syria. "
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6/1/2015 6:12:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
While a controversial president, he seemed to do a lot of good while in office. So I'd argue he was not an OK president, but a good one. I could however make a case that FDR even with ruining our economy, was actually an OK president.