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Richard Nixon

China - Nixon and his wife traveled to China in February 1972. This gave Americans their first glimpse of daily life in China. It also helped increase relations between the two governments.Vietnam - Thought that by making the Vietnames believe he was mad, they would surrender for fear of nuclear attack. This backfired, prolonging the conflict instead.Latin America - Added more covert operations against Cuba and its president, Fidel Castro.Soviet Union - Nixon wanted nuclear peace. He also increased relations with the S.U. dramatically.Middle East - Supplied arms to many countires, including Iran, Isreal, and Saudi Arabia. He encouraged these countries to bring peace to their regions.

Richard Nixon


1913 - Born in Yorba Linda, California1934 - Graduated from Whittier College1946 - Elected to represent California in the House1950 - Elected to represent California in Senate1969 - Elected as president1972 - Watergate Scandle was confirmed1974 - Resigned from office

The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that was a result of the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters. The event started with the arrest of five men for the break-in. The FBI connected cash found on the men to a fund used by the Committee of Re-Election of the President. It was later revealed that Nixon had a tape recording system in the Oval Office and had been recording various conversations.

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Lost the 1960 election to JFK in the closest election in U.S. historyEstablished the EPAEncouraged desegragation in the southLaunched a $100 million dollar program to help build and maintain cancer centersWrote ten best-sellers on domestic and international affairs

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Resignation Speech


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