significance of speech
After watergate, people's perception of nixon were scewed. They called him all sorts of horrible names such as traitor and cheater and wanted him out of office as soon as possible. Nixon's resignation speech was a crucial speech because it gave Nixon one last chance to gain sympathy from the people of America. Through his speech he showed that what he did was not for personal gain, but what was best for the nation. After hearing this, people saw that Nixon always had the best intentions for the country. This allowed people to see Nixon in a positive light and not to completely and utterly resent the man. During this speech Nixon also was able to highlight his great accomplishments as president, which was a reminder to the people of his prime leadership.