37 Richard M. Nixon

37 Richard M Nixon - Leah Betten Mr Bickerstaff Period 3 RICHARD M NIXON I President Richard Milhous Nixon A January 9 1913 II States A California

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Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3 4/1/07 RICHARD M. NIXON I. President: Richard Milhous Nixon A. January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994 II. States: A. California born B. California delegate for President III. Educational and Occupational background A. Education 1. Whittier College (1930-1934) 2. Duke University Law School (1934-1937) (scholarship) 3. Admitted to the California bar (November 1937) B. Occupational 1. Military Service a. WWII (1942-1946) – navy, rose from lieutenant junior grade to lieutenant commander 2. Congressional a. Practiced law (1937-1940) b. Joined w/ other Whittier businessmen in forming the Citra-Frost Company (1940-1942) – for the manufacture of frozen orange juice; → Nixon as company pres., failed w/in 2 yrs. c. Office of Price Administration in Washington (1942) – worked in tire- rationing section, at starting salary $61 a week → later raised to $90; from this experience, grew disillusioned about bureaucracy and the efficacy of gov.; → resigned to join the navy d. U.S. Representative (1947-1950) e. U.S. Senator (1951-1953) f. Vice President (1953-1961) g. Republican Presidential Nomination (1960) – defeated narrowly by Senator John F. Kennedy in general election; → JFK became Pres. (35 th ) h. Defeated for Governor of California (1962) IV. Dates of the terms of office A. 1969 – 1973 B. 1973 – 1974 (Impeachment Trial → Resigned) V. Prominent issues in each election A. 1 st election (1968) – the war in Southeast Asia B. 2 nd election (1972) – conflict with USSR VI. Opponent(s) by term A. 1 st election (1968): 1. Hubert H. Humphrey – Democratic 2. George C. Wallace – American Independent
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B. 2 nd election (1972): 1. George S. McGovern – Democratic 2. Jimmy G. Schmitz – American VII. Vice Presidents: A. Spiro T. Agnew (served 1969-1973) B. Gerald R. Ford (served 1973-1974) (succeeded Pres. Nixon’s resignation) VIII. Political party: Republican IX. Domestic Happenings A. Nixon “Silent Majority” Speech – A year after he was elected, President Nixon gave an address on the situation in Vietnam. The war was unpopular and seemed pointless to many. Protests were rampant, so in this speech Nixon defended his decision to keep U.S. forces in Vietnam and explained why negotiations had failed so far. B. Environmental Protection Agency is established – Government agency that sets and enforces national pollution-control standards. It was established by President Nixon to supersede a welter of confusing and ineffective state environmental laws. Its early accomplishments include the banning of use of DDT, the setting of deadlines for the removal of lead from gasoline, the establishing of health standards for drinking water, and the monitoring of fuel efficiency in automobiles. Its existence has resulted in heightened awareness and concern for the
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37 Richard M Nixon - Leah Betten Mr Bickerstaff Period 3 RICHARD M NIXON I President Richard Milhous Nixon A January 9 1913 II States A California

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