Richard Nixon


Richard Millhouse Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California in 1913. His
father, Frank Nixon, had many failing businesses that took the family
different places.
After high school, Nixon attended Duke University. He tried twice to
become class president. Finally he succeeded. Soon after his college
schooling, Nixon enrolled in the Navy. War broke out and he was sent to
fight. He was stationed at Green Island however, he never saw any combat
action. He was a ration-distributor. When discharged, he had acquired the
rank of Lieutenant Commander. Soon after discharge he was "invited" into
politics. His stance of anti-communism made him well-respected. Good in
debates, Nixon was a shoe-in. Soon ...

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hostage. The "Kitchen Debate", noted as a high point for Nixon,
where he and the Russian leader discussed issues in a kitchen. With
Eisenhower, he served two terms. Nixon's next goal was to become the
President of the United States.

In 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon ran for the presidency. As it
turned out, Kennedy and Johnson won by a mere 120,000 votes. It was
believed Kennedy had bought Texas and Illinois. Johnson soon became
president after Kennedy's assassination. Now, Nixon would try again. Nixon
beat Hubert Humphrey with some political strategy. He told the citizens of
the US he would stop the war in Vietnam and make it better. In the long
run he only made it worse. He would be, soon, our first president to
resign.

It was when Nixon pulled off a huge upset for his second term. At first,
nobody thought anything of it. Burglars broke into the Watergate Hotel
stealing Democratic plans. Soon tempers rose, and implications pointed to
Nixon. He was becoming ...

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