In our Year 12 History lessons, we’ve spent most of this term studying the Presidency of Richard Nixon, from his unexpected rise to his catastrophic fall. We’ve considered how he was elected during the tumultuous year of 1968, analysed what defined his first term in office, assessed just how comfortable his 1972 victory was and argued just how damaging the Watergate scandal was to both Nixon personally, and the White House in general.
Now it’s the turn of the students to take over the blog! Over the half term holiday they’ll be posting their argument in the comments below as to whether they think history will ever forgive Richard Nixon for what he did. It’s a great way for them to discuss history & analyse the significance of events without writing a formal essay. Once the half term holiday is over, I’ll publish my own thoughts to compliment theirs, as we finish off our study of possibly the most controversial American President.