Richard Nixon Research Paper

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Richard Nixon was born on January 9th, 1913 in a California town called Yorba Linda. He was always very intelligent, and he even graduated with the ranking of number two in his class. Richard was offered a scholarship to Harvard University, but decided to attend a local university instead because of financial problems.Later, Nixon was offered a scholarship to Duke University to study law. Eventually, Richard moved to Washington D.C. where he worked in President Roosevelt’s office of price administration. He was there for a few years, and eventually left to join the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Ocean as a ground aviation officer. Nixon resigned with the rank of lieutenant commander in January, 1946. Once Nixon returned to civilian…show more content…
At the Republican convention in 1952, Nixon was elected Vice president. Soon after, the New York Post reported that Nixon had a secret slush fund provided by campaign donors for his personal use. Eisenhower gave him a chance to clear himself of any allegations, and on September 23, 1952, Nixon gave a speech saying that none of the funds had been used improperly. Richard launched his campaign for presidency in early 1960 where he lost to John F. Kennedy. After failing two previous elections, Nixon decided to run again in 1968. He won and was sworn in on January 20, 1969. During the campaign in 1972, rumors had began to circulate about an attempted sabotage of the Democratic party during the election; known as the Watergate Scandal. Richard Nixon’s desire to be president was finally fulfilled, now he had more power than he could ever imagine. After his first four year term was over, Nixon wanted to get re-elected, and not only that, he wanted to destroy the competition. Richard sent his people into watergate hotel to sabotage the democrats. The burglars had been caught in the act of attempting to wiretap phones and steal secret documents. Nixon then bribed government officials to let the issue slide which is what he was eventually impeached

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