The 1970s and 1980s brought remarkable changes for the Untied States. The Cold War between the US and its allies versus the Soviet Union and its allies/clients was still the dominant international issue. China was also going to start emerging as a major world power. Nixon was dealing with Vietnam and then Watergate—one of the pivotal scandals of modern history. Reagan would bring a new national spirit, and he would tackle economic problems by deregulation and moderating taxes—and he would be dealing with a very new type of Soviet leadership.

HIS 105 WEEK 8 DQ

Week 8 Discussion

Part 1: Post a Response

The 1970s and 1980s brought remarkable changes for the Untied States. The Cold War between the US and its allies versus the Soviet Union and its allies/clients was still the dominant international issue. China was also going to start emerging as a major world power. Nixon was dealing with Vietnam and then Watergate—one of the pivotal scandals of modern history. Reagan would bring a new national spirit, and he would tackle economic problems by deregulation and moderating taxes—and he would be dealing with a very new type of Soviet leadership.

Discuss lessons in leadership with the examples of President Nixon and President Reagan:

Choose and discuss (in a full paragraph or two) one of the following two topics related to the 1960s and 1970s, especially to the terms of Presidents Nixon and Reagan.

1. Discuss lessons in leadership with the examples of President Nixon and President Reagan:

. Identify a leadership example from President Nixon’s handling of the Watergate issue, and another example from Reagan’s presidency.

. Give two lessons in leadership—one from each example. They can be positive lessons or negative lessons (good things to do; things not to do, etc). Discuss how these lessons can apply to those in business or politics or some other realm.

. Identify the source(s) where you read about these issues.

· Discuss Presidents Nixon and Reagan as Cold Warriors:

. Identify a strategy or policy from the Nixon presidency that related to the Cold War, and another from the Reagan presidency.

. In hindsight, describe your views of each approach and how effective (or not) each approach was.

. Identify the source(s) where you read these issues.

Part 2: Respond to a Peer

Read a post by one of your peers and respond, making sure to extend the conversation by asking questions, offering rich ideas, or sharing personal connections.

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Deborah Dawkins

RE: Week 8 Discussion Attachment

Hi classmates, Professor 

For this weeks discussion question,  I wanted to discuss the two different types of leadership, President Nixon, and Regan has very different types of leadership styles. Nixon’s leadership style was direct and very infallible and Stearn. However, Regan’s style was seen as more of a workings man’s approach. He put standard law practices and explained them into terms that the general public can understand. He was brought down for covering up a burglary by his operatives to the Democratic headquarters to plant a listening device.

Nixon was more decisive and harder to sway in an argument. He was explicitly brought down for covering up a burglary by his operatives to the Democratic headquarters to plant a listening device. He was a highly polarizing figure, disliked by most, but ultimately also respected by most, albeit grudgingly. Even after his downfall and recognition of his severe flaws, the respect persisted and eventually even grew. Nixon was willing to solicit illegal money from those who had it. His huge 1956 bribe, $1.8 million in 2017 dollars, funneled from Howard Hughes nearly brought him down when exposed. There were many other bribes. In 1971 ITT paid him $2.4 million in 2017 dollars to fix an anti-trust case. This case also almost came to light, causing much disconcertion in the White House.

Ronald Regan, in the year of 1990 or 2003–5. He would probably be considered one of the greatest presidents in the history of the U.S. But if you switch time back to 2019, then Regan is controversial. At least three elements that may lead to the fall of the U.S. soon are based mainly on his policies. President Reagan is known mostly for restoring pride and confidence in America after America’s failures of the Vietnam War, Watergate, and Jimmy Carter’s disastrous presidency via Iran hostage crisis and economic “malaise.” When Reagan assumed office in 1981, the Republican Party was in disarray.

   A lot of the moderates like Nixon and Ford became persona non Grata after Watergate, and the Gileadist wing took their opportunity to cement themselves in the party. Reagan, like others ranging from Eisenhower through to Obama, was a good modern-day president.

Give two lessons in leadership from each example. They can be positive lessons or negative lessons (good things to do, things not to do, etc.). Discuss how these lessons can apply to those in business or politics or some other realm.

         I have always believed that if Nixon had come clean about the break-in early on, he would have saved his presidency. He could have blamed a few of his underlings for being overzealous and going too far. He would have to throw a few minor actors under the bus, which would not have been a problem for Nixon.

Another lesson would be to turn off the tape recorder when you are committing crimes or to obstruct justice. He obstructs justice publicly almost every day. When Nixon was captured on secret tapes, it sounded a lot more sinister.  

     Reagan, like others ranging from Eisenhower through to Obama, was a good modern-day president. That did not mean he was a perfect president – there is no such thing Reagan went on to become an active President, Who cut taxes for everyone, not just the rich). 

He ushered in a solid decade of conservative family values, destroyed Communism in it is the evilest incarnation by strengthening the military. Resurrected the nation from the dismal decade of the 1970s, and became one of the top U.S. Presidents of the Modern age despite what liberal historians might try to mention.

Deborah Dawkins 

https://www.history.com/topics/1970s/watergate
https://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/ronald-reagan

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