President Nixon

President Nixon - Richard Milhous Nixon was the...

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Richard Milhous Nixon was the thirty-seventh president of the United States and the only o president to have resigned from office. He was on his was to success after receiving his law r degree from Duke University Law School in 1937. d California Republicans persuaded Nixon in 1946 to be their candidate to challenge Jerry c Voorhis, the popular Democratic Congressman, for his seat in the United States House of H Representatives. He accuses Voorhis of being "soft" on Communism. This was damaging to him t because the Cold War rivalry between the United States and USSR was just beginning. Voorhis V was forced into a defensive position after the two men confronted each other in a series of s debates. Nixon's campaign was an example of the vigorous and aggressive style characteristic of c his political career that led him to win the election. h Nixon gained valuable experience in international affairs as a new member of the United t States Congress. He helped establish a program known as the Marshall Plan, in which the US t assisted Europe rebuild itself following the war. He also served on the House Education and E Labor Committee to develop the National Labor Relations Act. L In 1948, writer and editor Whittaker Chambers accused Alger Hiss, a high State S Department official, of being a Communist. Nixon, a member of the Un-American Activities A Committee, personally pressed the investigation. Hiss denied further charges that he had turned h classified documents over to Chambers to be sent to the USSR. Alger Hiss was later convicted c and indicted for perjury after sufficient evidence was discovered. Nixon was reelected to r Congress after winning both the Republican and Democratic nominations as a result of gaining a o
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national reputation as a dedicated enemy of Communism. n In 1950, Nixon was chosen as candidate for the US Senate from California by the t Republicans. Again, he won this election by linking his opponent to being pro- Communist. C Nixon was selected to be the running mate of the Republican presidential nomination, n General Eisenhower, in 1952. Many of Eisenhower's advisors wanted Nixon to resign his h candidacy shortly after his vice-presidential nomination because of accusations that he misused t his senator expenses fund. No evidence was found to prove this, and, in response, Nixon replied N on national television with the "Checkers" speech, which contained sentimental reference to r Nixon's dog, Checkers. The speech was his attempt to prove his innocence. N In the following campaign, Nixon once again attacked the Democratic
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