When it comes to the most turbulent times in American history, most people recollect such presidents as Nixon and Johnson. That’s because they both are associated with their incredible social unrest and doubts about the continued involvement in the war with Vietnam. Basically, they both had the same issues in terms of their presidency, but their approaches and styles to them were completely different.
Nixon and Johnson had the same willingness to mislead people to pursue their chosen course of political actions, but their presidential styles were quite different, just like their approaches to foreign and domestic policies. When it comes to Johnson, his political style was domineering and grandiose, and he learnt it from his father, a local politician. One of his greatest gifts was persuading others to his opinion and Johnson often relied on heavy-handed tactics called the treatment.
For example, Johnson treatment is turbulent times in the history of the US included accusations, exuberance, tears, supplications, complaints, and other similar things. This political course of action was targeted only at one direction and its velocity was quite breathtaking. Another weird detail is that he always anticipated any interjections from the chosen targets. This American president also used charm, deception, and coercion to get the support of needed people who had different points of view. Besides, he was quite successful at achieving political consensus, but he often suffered from a desire to be liked by all people and become the best US president of all times. His political choices were influenced by his personal exposure to discrimination and poverty in the south so that Johnson was focused on helped others too.
Nixon was also influenced by middle-class backgrounds and he did his best to pursue a successful political career to belong to a privileged class. This president didn’t feel comfortable with classical political methods in turbulent periods of the US history. He felt shrank and shy, inconvenient and awkward in front of the audience, so he didn’t rely on any extroverted methods. Nixon trusted in the power of effort and discipline because he was self-reliant and introverted. The differences in their characters influenced the course of political actions of these American presidents who will always remain in the history of this country and its hard periods.
When it comes to the most turbulent times in American history, most people recollect such presidents as Nixon and Johnson. That’s because they both are associated with their incredible social unrest and doubts about the continued involvement in the war with Vietnam.