Do you think that the allegation that Nixon's War on Drugs was a means to wage war against blacks and activists is valid?
During the first year of his presidency, Richard M. Nixon implemented a controversial domestic policy called the War on Drugs. Facing a rising wave of heroin use, primarily driven by returning Vietnam War veterans, Nixon’s policy was ostensibly implemented as a way to reduce the crime rate and make the United States safer.
The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 was enacted and developed the foundation for drug regulation by consolidating previous laws around drug production, distribution, and usage.
While Nixon presented his program to combat the rising tide of drug use, in reality, he used this program as a way to wage war against the rising tide of liberal...
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