Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon was a longtime politician who became U.S. President but is most well-known for Watergate and his resignation.

White House Biography
From the official White House site

Richard Nixon
Another bio of the president

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

The Alger Hiss Case
Another high-profile Communism accusation

The "Kitchen Debate"
Famous political disagreement between Khrushchev and then-Vice President Richard Nixon

The "Checkers Speech"
Perhaps America's second most famous dog speech (after FDR's Fala address)

The Election of 1960
Nixon loses closely contested race to JFK.

The Election of 1968
Nixon wins the first of two terms.

First to Walk on Moon
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon, the first people ever to do so. Nixon was among the first to congratulate them.

The Environmental Protection Agency
Nixon created it, in 1970.

OSHA
Nixon created it, as well.

Nixon's Visit to China
Famous undercover official state visit

The Election of 1972
Nixon wins in a landslide.

Watergate
The break-in that brought down a president

The Vietnam War
Nixon played both sides of this issue.

Resignation Speech
Complete version of his famous going-away address

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