Describe the rise of conservative movement as seen in the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater (1964) and the election of Richard M. Nixon
- Nixon Campaign – what was his strategy to win
Nixon wanted to reach out to the middle class of America which he called the “silent majority”. He wanted to promise peace, but unlike his opponent he had no stated plan to do this. He tried to impact the voters feelings by promising peace, especially with the amount of protests there had been over war and rights. It was a very close race, but in the end Nixon won and became our 37th President of the United States.
Reflection: I think it was really genius of Nixon to aim for the middle class majority and touch their feelings. I think this didn’t make as huge of an impact on America as some of the other topics learned. However, I think any president will make an impact some way and some how, negative or positive.