Vietnam War convinced many Americans that the government 

The Vietnam War convinced many Americans that the government could not be trusted to tell the truth. Students who protested against the war at Kent State were targeted and shot by the National Guard. Nixon promise d that he was “not a crook,” but then White House tapes reveal ed his involvement in the cover-up and force d his resignation.

Vietnam War convinced many Americans that the government

The Vietnam War convince d many Americans that the government could not be trust ed to tell the truth. Students who protested against the war at Kent State were targeted and shot by the National Guard. Nixon promise d that he was “not a crook,” but then White House tapes reveal ed his involvement in the cover-up and force d his resignation. These, along with other incidents, shook the confidence in their government of many Americans. Still, Nixon had some positive gains when it came to foreign affairs, such as warming the United State’s relationship with China. Ford and Carter after him battled with a recession that changed the face of American economy and politics.

Against this backdrop:

ANSWER QUESTIONS with a total minimum of 200 words:
FIRSTLY, What were the long-range effects of Nixon’s foreign policy? How could we apply the lessons of Vietnam today?

ALSO, Nixon lied about his knowledge of the Watergate break-in and then tried to cover it up. Do you think all presidents lie?

FURTHER, What makes you think so?

ADDITIONALLY, Why do you think neither Jimmy Carter nor Gerald Ford was able to win a second term in office?

ALSO, Do you think it was the same reason for both? Explain.

LASTLY, Why did the Vietnam war start?
The causes of the Vietnam War revolve around the simple belief held by America that communism was threatening to expand all over south-east Asia. Neither the Soviet Union nor the United States could risk an all-out war against each other, such was the nuclear military might of both.

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