Module 10: How Will Historians Treat Richard Nixon?
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Suggested Writing Assignments and Classroom Discussion
Should Nixon's administration be remembered more for its foreign and domestic policies or for its political scandals? In developing your argument, cite specific evidence from Nixon's public speeches.
To what extent do presidents try to shape their legacies through their public speeches? Where do you find evidence that Nixon's language (his turn of phrase, the way he chose to describe events, etc.) shaped the way he would be viewed by future scholars?