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Richard Nixon

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Elizabeth Wink

on 19 February 2015

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Transcript of Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon
Liz Wink, Kimberly Spaeth, Andi Britton
Professional Background
Nixon ran in 1960
Defeated by John F. Kennedy
Ran again in 1968
Republican Candidate - Richard Nixon
Democratic Candidate - Hubert Humphrey
Presidential Elections
Electoral Map
Nixon - 301
Humphrey - 191
Wallace - 46
Won a seat in the House of Reps.
Took lead role as a member of the House Committee on Un-American Activities
Elected to the U.S. Senate after two terms in the House
Eisenhower selected him as his Vice President
8 years
Personal Background
Born on January 9th, 1913
Yorba Linda, California
Raised in Whittier
4 brothers
Whole family worked
Whittier College
Duke University Law School
Thelma Catherine (Patricia) Ryan
Married Edward Finch Cox
Married Dwight D. Eisenhower II
Checkers (Before)
King Timaho
House Un-American Activities Committee
Created in 1938
investigate citizens, public employees, and organizations
Nixon's biggest case
Alger Hiss
former Department of State official
Started to decline in importance
Renamed HISC in 1969
Abolished in 1975
More Accomplishments
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSAM)
Clean Air Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Initiatives to fight Cancer and Illegal Drugs
Apollo 11
Vietnamese War
1968 Election
Claimed to have a plan
Took 5 years
June 1969
began to withdraw troops
"Peace with honor"
January 1973
U.S. agreed to withdraw from South Vietnam
Secret Bombing of Cambodia
Watergate Scandal
March 18, 1969
Americans start bombing Eastern Cambodia
Nixon Administration kept secret
540,000 tons of bombs
150,000 - 500,000 civilians
"Secret Invasion" in 1970
protests across US
6 student deaths
Withdraw troops in 1970
Bombings cease in 1973
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