Are you serious?!? Nixon was responsible for dragging the war on and on. Talk about misremembering.....one of Nixon's campaign promises in 1968 was to end the Vietnam war. He had some kind of a "secret plan" to end the war. Turns out his secret plan was to expand the war.....expand the fighting to Laos and Cambodia, greatly expand the bombing of North Vietnam. The U.S. part in the war (which continued after we got out until the South was defeated) end AFTER Nixon resigned. Misremembered is right. He promised to end the war in 1968; six years later it was still going on. I was of age during that time period; I remember it well. My first presidential vote was cast in 1972 for McGovern, not because I thought he'd make a good president, not because he wanted us out of Vietnam, but because I knew Nixon was a crook.
He did help desegregate schools in the south.