Richard Nixon Contributions

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Richard Milhous Nixon was born on January 9th, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. Nixon was named after Richard the Lionheart, who was King of England in 1189 up until his death in 1199. Richard Nixon had a very successful life, being in the military, becoming vice president and then later on, President of the United States of America. Nixon was vice president from January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961, with president Dwight D. Eisenhower. He then became president in January 20, 1969 up until August 9, 1974.
Richard Nixon was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946, and then elected to the Senate in 1950. In 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower chose Nixon when he was 39, to be his vice president. Nixon was nominated for President by acclamation
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Nixon visited both Beijing and Moscow in 1972, and while there, he reduced tensions with China and the U.S.S.R. Nixon had summit meetings with the Russian leader Leonid I. Brezhnev, and they produced a treaty to limit certain nuclear weapons. In January 1973, Nixon announced to end American involvement in North Vietnam.
In 1972, Richard Nixon decided to try and stay in office for another term. Nixon defeated the Democratic candidate, George McGovern, by one of the widest margins ever recorded.
Within a few months of his second term, his administration was searched and questioned over the "Watergate" scandal. This “Watergate” scandal was formed from a break-in at the offices of the Democratic National Committee during the 1972 campaign. The break-in was traced to the officials of the committee that was in favor of reelecting President Nixon. Several of Nixon’s administration officials felt the need to resign; some of these officials were later convicted of offenses connected with efforts to cover up this scandal that happened. President Nixon denied having any involvement in this scandal, but the courts forced him to show and a play tape recording which showed that he had, in fact, tried to alter the investigation of the
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Reeves seemed to know a lot about Nixon and his time as the 37th president of the United States. Reeves seems to write quite a few books on different presidents, and I’m sure they are all equally as good. I didn’t know much on Richard Nixon before reading this book, but after reading it, I learned a lot on him and his time as president. Reeves portrayed Nixon’s life very realistically and I believe to the best of his ability. I believe that Reeves was in favor of President Nixon because of the way he talked about him during his presidency. Reeves would always say such good things about President Nixon and the choices he made as president. I do agree with Richard Reeves on his point of view towards Richard Nixon, from what I have read and heard about him as our 37th president. I don’t disagree with him on any of the things he wrote about President Nixon, and I believe he wrote his best on this subject that he must have enjoyed and cared

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