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Nixon wanted the southern voters who were white southern racists
To attract white voters in the South, President
Nixon decided on a policy of slowing the country's desegregation efforts.

Throughout his first term, President Nixon worked to reverse several civil
rights policies. In 1969, he ordered the Department of Health, Education, and
Welfare (HEW) to delay desegregation plans for school districts in South Carolina
and Mississippi.
violated brown vs board of education; In response to an NAACP suit, the high court ordered Nixon to
abide by the second Brown ruling. The president did so reluctantly, and by 1972,
nearly 90 percent of children in the South attended desegregated schools—up
from about 20 percent in 1969

Nixon opposed the
extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

In 1971, the Supreme Court
ruled in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of
Education that school districts may bus students to
other schools to end the pattern of all-black or all-white
educational institutions
Nixon also opposed integration through busing and
went on national television to urge Congress to halt the

During Nixon's first term, four justices,
including chief justice Earl Warren, left the bench through
retirement. President Nixon quickly moved to put a more
conservative face on the Court. In 1969, the Senate
approved Nixon's chief justice appointee, U.S. Court of
Appeals judge Warren Burger.
the newly shaped Court did not always take
the conservative route—for example, it handed down the
1971 ruling in favor of racially integrating schools through