History 152 - Lecture 26

History 152 - Lecture 26 - Lecture # 26 Nixon I. Background...

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Lecture # 26 Nixon I. Background A. Richard Milhous Nixon grew up on Southern California B. Raised in a Quaker family – Quakers – known for pacifism C. 1946 entered politics by defeating a liberal in the house of representatives D. Became a member of HUAC and extreme anti-communist E. 1950 election ran a smear campaign against the liberal Helen Gahagan Douglas, “pink right down to her underwear.” F. 1952 he became the vice president i. A newspaper reported that Nixon had accepted $18,000 underhandedly from supporters in California – platform that year was “Korea, Communism, Corruption.” ii. Most advisors told Eisenhower to dump Nixon as his running mate iii. Went on national T.V. disclosed his entire finances like a Rap sheet and documented his purchases – standard of living. iv. Conceding that the family pet “Checkers” could be considered an illegal gift, he vowed he wouldn’t break his daughters heart by returning the cocker spaniel. v. What became known as the “Checkers Speech” won him huge popularity and he remained on Eisenhower’s ticket. II.
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