Richard M. Nixon 37 th  President of the United States Luke Bishop
Early Life <ul><li>Richard Milhous Nixon was born on January 9 th , 1913, to Francis and Hannah Nixon </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Marriage <ul><li>On June 21, 1940, Richard married Thelma Ryan (went by Pat) </li></ul><ul><li>The couple had two children...
Pre-Presidential Careers <ul><li>In 1937, Nixon became an attorney in La Habra, CA with the Wingert and Bewley firm </li><...
Military Service <ul><li>Nixon was commissioned into the United States Navy in August 1942 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nixon was...
Early Political Involvement <ul><li>In 1946, Nixon defeated the five-term incumbent representative to become a representat...
In Office <ul><li>On November 5, 1968, Nixon defeated Herbert Humphrey by nearly 500,000 votes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nixon...
The Watergate Scandal <ul><li>On June 17, 1972, five men were found breaking into the Watergate hotel (the Democratic Nati...
 
Significant Accomplishments (While in Office) <ul><li>Nixon ended the Vietnam war by bombing Cambodia ( secretly...) </li>...
Major Happenings (While in Office) <ul><li>1959-April 30, 1975- Vietnam War </li></ul><ul><li>July 20, 1969- 1 st  man on ...
Fun Facts <ul><li>While running, Nixon’s nickname was “Tricky Dick” because of his dirty politics </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon ...
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Richard Nixon

  1. 1. Richard M. Nixon 37 th President of the United States Luke Bishop
  2. 2. Early Life <ul><li>Richard Milhous Nixon was born on January 9 th , 1913, to Francis and Hannah Nixon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Born in Yorba Linda, CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four brothers: Harold, Donald, Arthur and Ed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In 1922, the Nixons moved from Yorba Linda to Whittier, CA </li></ul>
  3. 3. Marriage <ul><li>On June 21, 1940, Richard married Thelma Ryan (went by Pat) </li></ul><ul><li>The couple had two children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patricia Nixon was born on February 21, 1946 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Married Edward Cox on June 12, 1971 (became Patricia Nixon Cox) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Julie Nixon was born on July 5, 1948 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Married Dwight David Eisenhower II (grandson of President Eisenhower) on December 22, 1968 (became Julie Nixon Eisenhower) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Pre-Presidential Careers <ul><li>In 1937, Nixon became an attorney in La Habra, CA with the Wingert and Bewley firm </li></ul><ul><li>In January 1942, Pat and Richard moved to Washington, D.C., where Richard began to work for the Office of Price Administration </li></ul>
  5. 5. Military Service <ul><li>Nixon was commissioned into the United States Navy in August 1942 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nixon was eligible for exemption, but chose to serve anyways </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In October 1945, Nixon was promoted to the position of lieutenant commander </li></ul><ul><li>He resigned from his position on January 1, 1946 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Early Political Involvement <ul><li>In 1946, Nixon defeated the five-term incumbent representative to become a representative in the California congress </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1950 election, Nixon was elected to become a U.S. Senator for California </li></ul><ul><li>From 1953-1961, Nixon was V.P. for President Dwight D. Eisenhower </li></ul><ul><li>In the election of 1960, Nixon ran for president and was defeated by John F. Kennedy. </li></ul>
  7. 7. In Office <ul><li>On November 5, 1968, Nixon defeated Herbert Humphrey by nearly 500,000 votes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nixon and his running mate, Spiro Agnew, were sworn in on January 20,1969 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In 1972, Nixon won 49 out of 50 states to defeat George McGovern for the presidency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nixon only lost in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This time, Gerald Ford was Nixon’s vice-presidential candidate </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Watergate Scandal <ul><li>On June 17, 1972, five men were found breaking into the Watergate hotel (the Democratic National Committee Headquarters) </li></ul><ul><li>Through the investigation, it was discovered that many illegal events were conducted by the Nixon campaign, including illegal wiretapping, several break-ins, and bribery in an attempt to win the ’72 election </li></ul><ul><li>Tapes were later discovered which held recordings of Nixon and his staff planning the cover-up of the break-in </li></ul><ul><li>There is no doubt that Nixon was about to be impeached when he resigned from office on August 9, 1974 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The new president Ford granted Nixon a full pardon </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Significant Accomplishments (While in Office) <ul><li>Nixon ended the Vietnam war by bombing Cambodia ( secretly...) </li></ul><ul><li>Under Nixon, the economy boomed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Dow-Jones set several records during Nixon’s presidency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nixon made the first visit to China by a president ever </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon greatly improved diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union while in office </li></ul>
  10. 11. Major Happenings (While in Office) <ul><li>1959-April 30, 1975- Vietnam War </li></ul><ul><li>July 20, 1969- 1 st man on the moon </li></ul><ul><li>Late ’60’s- full-blown integration of public schools in the South for the first time </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yom Kippur War”- sided with Israel </li></ul>
  11. 12. Fun Facts <ul><li>While running, Nixon’s nickname was “Tricky Dick” because of his dirty politics </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon played the piano </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon had a pet cocker spaniel named Checkers </li></ul>

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