Domestic Initiatives

President Nixon’s domestic accomplishments are less well-known, but include a surprising number of public policy initiatives designed to address legitimate grievances. Many of these can be characterized as his ‘pursuit of a just society.’

Nixon’s Drug Abuse Initiatives (Part I)

May 4, 2018

In response to the growing drug abuse problem in the late 1960s and early 1970s, President Richard Nixon’s created America’s first Drug Czar; enhanced law enforcement; and centralized programs for […]


Richard Nixon, The Final Comeback

February 10, 2017

Panel discussion of Nixon’s post-presidency by former staff members attending the Global Affairs Forum (February 10, 2017, Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA) Title:  Richard Nixon, The Final Comeback Link: Moderator:  Hugh […]


Home Rule for the District of Columbia

May 16, 2014

Discussion of how President Nixon led the effort to revitalize the nation’s capital city and bring home rule to the District of Columbia. (May 16, 2014, National Archives, Washington, D.C.) […]


Native American Rights – Part II

November 17, 2012

Further exploration of achieving Native American Self-Determination (November 17, 2012, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC). Title: Nixon and the American Indian, the Movement to Self-Determination […]


Native American Rights – Part I

May 23, 2012

Two initial panel discussions exploring President Nixon’s leadership in restoring self-determination for Native Americans (May 23, 2012, University of Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum, Oklahoma) Title: Restoring Rights for Native Americans Panel […]


Confronting America’s First Energy Crisis

October 19, 2011

President Nixon’s response to the oil embargo (October 19, 2011,Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC) Title: Confronting America’s First Energy Crisis Links: Nixon Library: Nixon Foundation: […]


The New Federalism

August 8, 2011

Discussion of the core innovation of President Nixon’s domestic initiatives, titled the New Federalism, which reprogramed federal grant money to states and localities (August 8, 2011 Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, […]