[Abridged] Presidential Histories

37.A) Nixon's Domestic Agenda, an interview with Luke Nichter

March 18, 2024 Kenny Ryan
[Abridged] Presidential Histories
37.A) Nixon's Domestic Agenda, an interview with Luke Nichter
Show Notes

Richard Nixon was sworn in as President with a Democratic House and Senate across Capitol Hill, which you might expect to lead to legislative impasse. Instead, it was one of the more prolific legislative stretches in American history, including such accomplishments as: Lowering the voting age, Title IX, creating the EPA, the Clean Air Act, abolishing the draft, and more. But were all of these laws passed because of Richard Nixon, or despite him? Historian Luke Nichter, a Chapman University professor who operates nixontapes.org, explores how Nixon and the Democratic Congress came together to pass so much meaningful change.

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