Richard Nixon Presidential Library

The 37th President of the United States Richard Nixon was eventually impeached due to three counts of obstruction of justice, his evolvement in illegal fundraising raised eyebrows. As Attorney General was in charge of his committee CREEP, committee to reelect elected president Nixon.

1970 was a period of unrest, the war in Vietnam was centered stage and the economy was in a decline as stagflation took hold and oil prices were on the rise. Cost of living increased three times and production was low and prices high.

Watergate surfaced and eventually a wise blower came forward with information from Watergate. Eventually Nixon resign and his predecessor, President Gerald Ford pardon Nixon fully to avoid a trial and have Americans deal with the

Richard Milieus Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until 1974, when he became the only U.S. president to resign from office. He had previously served as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and prior to that as a U.S. Representative and also Senator from California.

Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California. After completing his undergraduate studies at Whittier College, he graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1937 and returned to California to practice law. He and his wife Pat moved to Washington in 1942 to work for the federal government. He subsequently served on active duty in the U.S. Navy Reserve during World War II. Nixon was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946 and to the Senate in 1950. His pursuit of the Hiss Case established his reputation as a leading anti-communist, and elevated him to national prominence. He was the running mate of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican Party presidential nominee in the 1952 election. Nixon served for eight years as vice president – at 40, the second-youngest vice president in history. He waged an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1960, narrowly losing to John F. Kennedy, and lost a race for Governor of California to Pat Brown in 1962. In 1968, he ran for the presidency again and was elected by defeating incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

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