The Political Career Of Richard Nixon



1. Nixon's Beginning in Politics
2. Emergence in National Politics
A. The Hiss Case
B. Nixon's Political Obituary
C. Resurgence as a presidential candidate

3. The 37th President
A. Nixon's Appointment's
B. Foreign Policy
1. Nixon's plans for Europe
2. Vietnam
C. Domestic Policy

4. Nixon's Second Administration
A. Reelection
B. Watergate

A few weeks after the United States entered World War II a young man
named Richard Nixon went to Washington, D.C. In January 1942 he took a job with
the Office of Price ...

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his life. A Republican
citizen's committee in Whittier was considering Nixon as a candidate for
Congress in the 12th Congressional District. In December 1945 Nixon accepted the
candidacy with the promise that he would "wage a fighting, rocking, socking
campaign." Jerry Voorhis, a Democrat who had represented the 12th District
since 1936, was running for reelection. Earlier in his career Voorhis had been
an active Socialist. He had become more conservative over the years and was now
an outspoken anti-Communist. Despite Voorhis' anti-Communist stand the Los
Angeles chapter of the left-wing Political Action Committee (PAC) endorsed him,
apparently without his knowledge or approval. The theme of Nixon's campaign
was "a vote for Nixon is a vote against the Communist-dominated PAC." The
approach was successful. On November, 5 1946, Richard Nixon won his first
political election. The Nixons' daughter Patricia (called Tricia) was born
during the campaign, on February 21, 1946. Their ...

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In his senatorial campaign he attacked the Harry S. Truman
Administration and his opponent, Helen Gahagan Douglas, for being "soft" toward
the Communists.
Nixon won the election, held on Nov. 7, 1950, by 680,000 votes, and at
38 he became the youngest member of the Senate. His Senate career was uneventful,
and he was able to concentrate all his efforts on the upcoming 1952
presidential election. The "Secret Fund" Nixon did his work well. He hammered
hard at three main issues--the war in Korea, Communism in government, and the
high cost of the Democratic party's programs. At their 1952 national convention
the Republicans chose him as Eisenhower's running mate, to balance the ...

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