Discuss the following questions. What are the positive aspects of Nixon’s legacy? What connections can you make between Nixon’s ideals and today? Compare and contrast Nixon’s legacy with Carter’s.
For this group discussion some talking points surrounding Nixon's positive contributions could include- -Easing of tensions with Soviet Union and China as well as securing new trade agreements with them -Transitioning from the gold standard to the fiat currency -Nixon implementing his policy in terms of supreme court justice selection, as well as federal judge appointments -Nixon's actions proved that checks and balances within democracy do work when tested