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President Nixon during a press conference

Richard Nixon's Administration, 1969-1974

CONTENTS

Richard Milhous Nixon: A Chronology of His Life and Career
Richard Milhous Nixon: A Chronology of His Life and Career
When Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968, he climaxed one of the most extraordinary political comebacks in U.S. history.

An Overview of Richard Nixon's Administration
An Overview of Richard Nixon's Administration
As President, Nixon won respect for his conduct of foreign policy. He ended U.S. military participation in the Vietnam War and eased the tension that had existed for years between the United States and both China and Russia. He became the first President to visit China while in office, and also visited Russia.

Nixon's Travels in 1969
President Nixon's Travels in 1969

The Watergate Affair: A Chronology of Events
The Watergate Affair: A Chronology of Events
The scandal that felled a President gained its name after a group of men were caught breaking into the Democratic National Headquarters, which in 1972 were located in one of Washington, D.C.'s poshest hotel and office complexes, Watergate.

The People of the Watergate Affair
The People of the Watergate Affair
All of the people who were somehow involved with the Watergate Affair -- some in the break-in itself, some with the cover-up of the White House's involvement, and others with exposing the scandal.

The Articles of Impeachment

How Members of the House Judiciary Committee Voted
How Members of the House Judiciary Committee Voted
How each member voted in regards to all three articles of impeachment.

Richard Nixon Publicly Announces His Resignation
Richard Nixon Publicly Announces His Resignation
A transcript of the address Nixon made before a television audience on August 8, 1974.

Richard Nixon Leaves the White House for the Final Time
Richard Nixon Leaves the White House for the Final Time
At 11:35 A.M., August 9, 1974, a one-sentence letter was handed to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, simply stating: "I hereby resign the Office of President of the United States. Sincerely, Richard Nixon."

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