Richard Nixon

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Richard Nixon

Nixon's accomplishments while in office included the end of the draft, new anticrime laws, and a broad environmental program. As promised, he chose Justices with conservative vies in the Supreme Court. The most memorable events of his first term was perhaps in 1969, when American astronauts landed on the moon for the first time. In his 1972 bid for office, Nixon beat Democratic candidate George McGovern by one of the widest margins ever.Within a few months, his administration was battled over the "Watergate" scandal, resulting from a break-in at the offices of the Democratic National Committee during the 1972 campaign. The break-in was then traced to officials of the Committee to Re-elect Nixon. A number of administration officials resigned; some were later convicted of offenses connected with efforts to cover up the affair. Nixon denied any involvement, but the courts forced him to yield tape recordings which indicated that he had tried to distract the investigation.

Early Life

Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President. Elected in 1968, he served for about five years before resigning in 1974. Nixon is known for the Watergate Scandle and for being the first President to resign.

Richard Milhous Nixon was born on January 9, 1913, on his parents, Francis Anthony Nixon and Hannah Milhous Nixon, lemon ranch that his father built in Yorba Linda, California. Richard was the second child out of five boys. His early life was marked by financial difficulties and the deaths of two of his brothers. In 1922, after the failure of the Nixons’ ranch, the family moved toWhittier, California. There, Frank Nixon opened a grocery store/gas station. where the entire Nixon family worked in order to make ends meet.


After Nixon's resignation, he and his wife went back to their home in San Clemente, California. They lived there until moving to New York City in 1980. In 1981, they moved to northern Bergen County, New Jersey. Nixon died on April 22, 1994, in New York City and was buried in California on April 27, 1994.

Richard M. Nixon



Nixon's Resignation

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