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Richard Milhouse Nixon
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Political party: Republican
Education: Whittier College (B.A.)

Duke University (J.D.)

Religion Quaker
Born January 9, 1913
Died April 22, 1994 (aged 81)

Richard Milhouse Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the thirty-seventh President of the United States from 1969 until 1974, and was the only U.S. President to resign the office.

Before becoming President he was a notorious Red baiter, distorting his Liberal opponents voting records to imply that they were secret Communists or Communist sympathizers. He worked on the House Unamerican Activities Committee, until he was elected Senator from California. He was selected to be the running mate of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican nominee for President in 1952. Nixon became Vice President in 1953 and served until 1961. He also ran unsuccessfully in 1960 for president, losing to John F. Kennedy and unsuccessfully ran for Governor of California in 1962. Following these losses, Nixon announced his retirement from politics. This was a lie as in 1968 he ran again for president of the United States and was sadly elected.

Watergate ScandalEdit

Richard Nixon

There were a whole load of dirty tricks when Nixon was re-elected which got to be called Watergate.

Nixon as presidentEdit

Many consider him the worst president ever, but some call him "The greatest segregator in history". He died in 1994 because of a stroke.

Noteworthy achievements: -Introduced the EPA -Lowered the voting age to 18 -SALT Treaty signed with Soviet Union

Controversial and up for debate: -opened China

Bad: Introduced HMOs

During his second term in 1973, his Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after criminal charges of Bribery, Tax evasion and money laundering from his term as Governor of Maryland. This showed the corruption of the Nixon administration and foreshadowed the news leak of the Watergate scandal. Nixon appointed Gerald Ford as Vice President without any American voting for Ford.

According to him, he is not a crook.



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