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Who Was Richard Nixon?

  • Nixon's Childhood

    Nixon's Childhood
    Richard M Nixon was born in Yorba Linda,Orange County, California to his parents, Frank and Hannah Nixon. He was raised in a very modest farmhouse. His parents were members of the Quaker Community in Yorba Linda.Nixon says he gained a lotof his political strength from family debates around the kicthen table.
  • Tragedy in the Nixon Family

    Tragedy in the Nixon Family
    Nixon's younger brother died from a short illness
  • Another tragedy

    Shortly after his younger brother died, Nixon's older brother died at the age of 20.
  • College

    Nixon attented Whittier College
  • Nixon Goes To Law School

    Nixon Goes To Law School
    After college Nixon went to study law at Duke University School of Law. He then returned home to California to practiclaw.e
  • Marrige

    Nixon married Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan Nixon when he returned home from Law school and they had two daughters, Julie and Tricia.
  • US Navy

    US Navy
    During WWII Nixon served in the US Navy.
  • Elected in the House

    Elected in the House
    In 1946, Richard Nixon was elected into the California House of Represenatives.
  • Senate

    Nixon was elected into the Senate in 1950.
  • Presidential Run Number One

    Presidential Run Number One
    Nixon ran aganist Dewight D. Eisenhower in the 1952 Election. He ran as the Republican Party Nominee. Eisenhower won the election and Nixon was Vice President for 8 years.
  • Presidential Run Number Two

    Presidential Run Number Two
    In 1960, Nixon ran aganist Democrat, John F. Kennedy. The first televised debate was aired during this election. JFK just barely won the election.
  • Presidential Run Number 3

    Presidential Run Number 3
    Nixon ran for president one last time aganist Democrat Hubert Humphrey.
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    Strenghts as President

    Nixon was all about Peace. Since his presidency was during the Vietnam War he really tried to end it and restore Peace at home. That made him pretty popular. He also believed in restoring Peace with Russia and China.
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    Nixon's Downfalls

    A lot of the time, when people think of Nixon, they think of the Watergate Scandal. One of the most famous scandals in history. When Nixon was accused of knowing about the cover up of the burgerly of the Democratic Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. This incident caused Nixon to be the first and only president to resign. This is Nixon's most famous downfall.
  • Life After Presidency

    Life After Presidency
    President Ford (Who took Presidency after Nixon) pardoned Nixon of anything having to do with the Watergate Scandal. Nixon and his family returned to California after leaving Washington. Nixon had a hard time when he got home. He underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in his leg and went into shock because of the internal bleeding and had to have another operation. People call this the lowest time in Nixons life. Nixon did not just disappear after he resinged. He remained in the public eye.
  • Life After Presidency Cont.

    Life After Presidency Cont.
    Nixon often talked to Jimmy Carter about strengtheing relations with China.
  • Nixon's Death

    Nixon's Death
    Richard Nixon died from complications if a stroke in 1994. President Richard Nixon will never be forgot.