In what ways can the presidency of Richard Nixon be considered progressive?

  1. Why did African Americans in Watts, Newark, and Detroit rebel in 1965-1967? What did these rebellions suggest about the value of the civil rights movement victories?
  2. How did the visions and ideals, successes and failures of Martin Luther King Jr. compare with those of Lyndon Johnson? Why were these men at odds with each other?
  3. What role did African Americans play in the Vietnam War?
  4. In what ways can the presidency of Richard Nixon be considered progressive? Which reforms initiated by President Johnson did Nixon advance once he took office? What was “the southern strategy”?