Richard Nixon's Watergate Scandal

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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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 …show more content…
My opinion on this subject that I chose was that he was a reasonably interesting person to learn about. Nixon went through hard times, but in the end, everything came together and turned out good for him and his family. I enjoyed acquiring information about Nixon and having this knowledge will come in handy in the future and also just to know about the presidents of the United States. I think that the subject discussed during the book was great and that overall, Richard Reeves did a great job portraying the life of President Nixon during his time being the 37th president of the United

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