President Richard Nixon

Anderson Guillen

Presidents First Day On Earth

President Nixon was born January 9, 1913

First Day in Office

Nixon was appointed to office on January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974

He was the 37th president of the United States of America

Important Events

-Nixon begins an eight-day European visit in Brussels. February 23, 1969

-Nixon warns that the United States will take action in the event of a new Viet Cong offensive. March 04, 1969

-Following an attack on a U.S. plane on April 15, Nixon orders that reconnaissance flights off of North Korea be resumed. April 18, 1969

-Nixon asks that Congress be granted authority to consolidate federal aid programs to states and cities. April 30, 1969

-Nixon proposes a plan whereby the United States and North Vietnam would agree to withdraw forces from South Vietnam. May 14, 1969

-Nixon asks that Congress make the Post Office department a public corporation. May 27, 1969

-Nixon announces a plan to withdraw 25,000 U.S. troops from South Vietnam by August 31. June 08, 1969

-Nixon orders cuts in overseas government personnel by 10 percent. July 09, 1969

-Nixon affirms his desire to withdraw U.S. troops from southeast Asia and declares that individual nations will bear a larger responsibility for their own security. Initially referred to as the “Guam Doctrine,” this statement later becomes known as the “Nixon Doctrine.” July 25, 1969

10 Important facts about Nixon

  1. Elected to Congress from Whittier in 1946. Reelected in 1948.
  2. Ran for President in 1960, losing to JFK by only 113,000 votes in the closest election in U.S. history
  3. Extended the Voting Rights Act in 1970, abolishing voter literacy tests.
  4. Launched the War on Cancer in 1971, a $100-million project creating the National Cancer Centers.
  5. Resigned from the Presidency in 1974 as a result of Watergate, returning to La Casa Pacifica in Orange County, California.
  6. Joined the Navy in 1942, serving in the South Pacific in World War II.
  7. Elected to U.S. Senate from California in 1950.
  8. Graduated 2nd in his class at Whittier College and 3rd in his class at Duke University School of Law.
  9. Retired to New York City and later New Jersey to write, travel abroad and advise Presidents on foreign affairs.
  10. Died in 1994 and given a State Funeral attended by Presidents Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter and Ford; buried along side his wife, Pat (who died the year before), at the Nixon Library.

Richard Nixon was a Republican

He died on April 22, 1994

Nixon's Legacy

Richard Nixon was a great political analyst and promoted important social-welfare programs! He was also a crook who was forced to leave his presidency because of the Water Gate Scandal. This is the legacy he left the World.

Pat Nixon

She was The first lady and wife of our 37th president. She was know for her traveling to different countries and helping may charities. Her solo trips to Africa and South America gained her recognition as "Madame Ambassador"

My Opinion

I see Richard as a good political figure in his good days, but whenever he was caught for the Watergate Scandal his reputation went down. I think he could have been one of the greatest with what he accomplish. He did many good things as our 37th president but also things that not only me but the whole United States is not proud of to this very day.