Summary Of President Nixon's Resignation Speech

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President Nixon’s Resignation Speech The speech that I researched was Richard Nixon’s Resignation Speech. It was written by President Nixon in 1976, from the Oval office. After there was a burglary in the Watergate office, things got suspicious. A group called CREEP who stole copies of top secret documents, were caught red handed. People thought that the group was somehow connected to the president. However, he swore that he wasn’t involved with Watergate, so he was re-elected. Later during his presidency, the Supreme Court found him guilty and he suffered an impeachment. Richard Nixon was born on January 9, 1913, in Yorba, California. He was the second of five children to his father and mother Frank Nixon, and Hannah Milhouse Nixon. He attended Fullerton High School, and then attended the local Whittier College. After graduation from Whittier, he resumed his education at Duke University Law School. He then met Thelma Catherine Ryan, and they married in 1940 and had two daughters,…show more content…
He tried to make people feel sorry for him. One thing that he did a lot in his speech was list all the accomplishments that he made happen. He thought of the future, and how he was proud of what he had done while in office. “To leave off before my term is complete in abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as president, I must put the interests of America first.” He wanted the people to know that he had made some harsh decisions while he was in office. Nixon really wanted to stay in office, but he must put the people of America first, and resign so that they do not have to be punished for his decisions. “This is the 37th time that I have spoken to you from this office, where so many decisions have been made that shape the history of this nation.” He tells us that the decisions that presidents make are very important and can change a nation. He makes his point very clear and

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