Richard Nixon Break Life Span Analysis

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Break Life span Development and Personality of Richard M. Nixon Richard M. Nixon is one of the most complex individual in recent history. He is best known for Watergate that continues to resonate in American politics even a quarter-century after the event. However, Watergate cannot completely overshadow the positive effects of Nixon's presidency. He was a skilled negotiator, and well-versed in foreign affairs, Nixon is the president who improved relations between the United States and Communist China. His 1972 state visit to China was the first ever by an American president. Nixon also improved relations between the United States and the Soviet Union, creating an era of "detente." He and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed a nuclear arms treaty as well as several accords on culture and science (Profiles of presidents, 2007). Environment versus Heredity These were not the first contradictions in his life. To understand Nixon people need to look at the environment of his childhood. Nixon’s personality seems to have…show more content…
Also identifying behaviors that contribute to failure, thus adding a second layer of understanding. The next theory that fits as well is psychodynamic that deals more with the unconscious mind and childhood experiences of the individual. “But are persons really responsible for their actions in the sense that they (1) assess the possible alternative courses of action available to them, (2) choose a particular course, and (3) construct a complex set of acts to achieve intended results? Our religions and our laws are based on the premise that these propositions are true. And so are our emotional responses. When the actions of others affect our lives, there is no "reason" for feelings of either gratitude or anger if we perceive their actions to be determined entirely by forces outside their control” (Grove,

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