The Nixon Presidency

Richard Nixon emerged victorious in the turbulent election of 1968 after serving as Vice-President throughout most of the 1950s and nearly capturing the Presidency in 1960. While his second term was cut short following his resignation, Nixon was arguably the most consequential president of the Cold War era. This course will discuss and investigate key events and trends from his presidency, including Watergate and the constitutional powers of the Executive Branch; the fall of Bretton Woods and the removal of the United States from the gold standard, both of which contributed to the rise in importance and prominence of international financial markets; the end of the Vietnam War and restoring relations with China, both of which are still impacting Southeast Asia and the Pacific region in the 21st century; the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the oil embargo imposed by OPEC; Cold War politics regarding countries like Bangladesh and Chile, and more. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email or call 212-998-7272.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the key events and turning points in Nixon’s political career
  • Understanding of the legacies of Nixon and his two administrations
  • A better sense of the history of American conservatism and its international significance

Ideal for

  • Anyone with an interest in United States history or politics
  • Those seeking a deeper understanding of contemporary political dynamics
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2022
    • Date

      Jun 28 - Aug 2
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Levine, Jeremy
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $449