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Who was Richard Nixon?

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Thirty-Seventh President - Richard Milhous Nixon
Richard Nixon Lifespan - 1913
- 1994
Place of Birth - January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California
Richard Nixon Education - Whittier College (1934); Duke University Law School (1937) 

Term as President - 
1969-1974 
Political Party - Republican
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Spiro Agnew and Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon Religion - Quaker
Name of Wife - Richard Nixon was married to Thelma “Patricia” Catherine Ryan in 1940. They had 2 children - Patricia and Julie
Career of Richard Nixon - Lawyer, Politician, Statesman
Attorney for U.S. Office of Emergency Management, 1942
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1947-51
United States Senator, 1951-53
Vice President, 1953-61 (under Eisenhower)
Place of Death - Richard Nixon died
of a massive stroke on April 22, 1994 in New York
Richard Nixon was buried in Yorba Linda, California
Next President: President Gerald Ford

Major Events during his presidency

  • 1969 - Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon

  • 1970 - Environmental Protection Agency created
  • 1971 - Twenty-Sixth Amendment ratified giving 18-year-olds the right to vote
  • 1972 - SALT Agreement
  • 1972 - Nixon visits China
  • Vietnam War ends with US pulling out in 1973
  • Watergate Scandal breaks in 1973

 The Watergate Scandal

  • The cover-up and Watergate story ultimately led President Nixon to resign in August 1974

  • The Watergate office break-in was in June 1972
  • Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Washington Post reporters, unravelled the scandal
  • A main source for the reporters had the nickname Deep Throat
  • A $25,000 check apparently meant for the Richard Nixon campaign ended up in the bank account of a Watergate burglar
  • Two Nixon aides (Gordon Liddy and James McCord) are convicted for the Watergate burglary in January 1973
  • Key White House staff resign over the Watergate scandal
  • On November 17, 1973 Richard Nixon declared his innocence saying "I am not a crook."
  • Richard Nixon announced his resignation on August 8, 1974
  • President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, believing the nation did not need to endure a long and messy trial

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  • Description of President Richard Nixon - Height 6 feet 1.5 inches

  • During his education Richard Nixon received excellent grades
  • Richard Nixon has been described as calm, unscrupulous and his method of attacking opponents was highly effective
  • Richard Nixon Age at Inauguration - 56 years old
  • In the first televised debate between Richard Nixon and JFK the contrast between the pale, sweaty Richard Nixon and the bronze, poised Kennedy captured the importance of the media of television to the success of a candidate
  • First US President to resign in 1974
  • Richard Nixon Nickname - Tricky Dicky
  • Richard Nixon Age at Death - 81 years old
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 President Richard Nixon and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8


Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law — except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials. 

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