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Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States. He is well known for the escalation of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal. He is the only US president to have resigned his office.
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What was the Supreme Court case US v Nixon about?
United States v. Nixon, (1974) involved the disposition of taped conversations between President Nixon and various members of the White House staff regarding the Watergate scandal, the administration's criminal conspiracy to obstruct an investigation of the break-in at Democratic campaign headquarters in the Watergate complex, in Washington, D.C. Background On June 17, 1972, five members of the Nixon re-election campaign broke into the Democratic campaign headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., to steal important files relevant to the upcoming election. When the crime was...
What former US presidents are still alive?
As of February, 2012. there are four US ex-Presidents still alive. These are, in order of Presidency: Jimmy Carter (born October 1, 1924 ) , lives in Atlanta. GA George H. W. Bush (born June 12, 1924), lives in Houston, TX Bill Clinton (born August 19, 1946 ) , lives in New York City George W. Bush (born July 6, 1946 ), lives near Crawford, Texas. The most recent presidents to die were Ford in December 2006, Reagan in June 2004/ ...
What US President resigned from office?
Richard M. Nixon, the 37th US President, on August 9th, 1974, became the only US president to resign his office, in order to avoid impeachment on charges stemming from the investigation of the Watergate break-in and cover-up. ...
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Why is Dick a nickname for Richard?
a man named richard from the 40s or 50s nick named dick because he was a Detective named Richard aka DICK RICK The name Richard is very old and it's true origins may well be lost in the depths of time past. 'Richeard' is a name from Old English where 'Ric' meant ruler and 'heard' meant hard. In those days of yore, before word-processors, everything was written down and abbreviations became common and agreed upon. Also in the 13th century rhyming slang...
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What was the major change in the US policies towards China during the Nixon administration?
Since China was dirt poor in the 70s so Nixon made an agreement with China. If US troops withdraw from Vietnam war, China will not support the USSR. Thus American troops withdraw from Vietnam, causing the communist in Vietnam achieve victory. But in 15 years later without China's help, the USSR collapse. That's why you see China was never in the Warsaw Pact. ...
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Did congress have power of approval over president Nixon's designation of Gerald Ford as his successor?
Yes but its a little more complicated than that, the congress and senate were both enthralled by Nixon. After all, he wasn't necessarily a bad president, he just did a stupid thing. Gerald Ford was his successor as determined when Nixon was put into presidency ...
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Who was Richard Nixon's runningmate in 1968?
Spiro Agnew, the Governor of Maryland. Agnew had been successful in a very left-wing state and represented the East Coast elite that Nixon always felt excluded from. He had Greek parents. Agnew and Nixon initially got on well, but became increasingly estranged. Nixon decided to keep Agnew when he ran for reelection in 1972, but Agnew soon resigned over a corruption scandal (not related to Watergate). ...
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What is Richard Nixon signature worth on baseball?
Eighteen dollars. ========================== I find this answer to be dubious. No source is cited and its really impossible to assign a value without knowing about the condition of the ball and the signature and its authenticity. See the related question for more. ...
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Who was Richard Nixon?
Richard Nixon (January 9, 1913 - April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, in office from 1969 to 1974. He served as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, the only person to be elected twice to both the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. A member of the Republican Party, he was the only President to resign from office because he was involved in a conspiracy to cover-up illegal espionage and sabotage...
Who was the only US president to resign from office?
Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States, is the first and only president to resign the office. Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974, facing almost certain impeachment and likely conviction. His resignation was the culmination of the so-called "Watergate scandal". While Nixon was pardoned, many of his subordinates were tried, convicted, and imprisoned for their illegal actions. ...
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Why did Richard Nixon want to have a better relation with China?
Richard Nixon wanted to have a better relation with China because he did not want tensions to grow into war. ...
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Why didn't Nixon go to prison?
President Nixon resigned from office and was pardoned by incoming President Gerald Ford, who was Nixon's Vice President. This sweeping action set aside any efforts to bring Richard Nixon to trial and to convict him. Gerald Ford succeeded Richard Nixon. He was selected as Vice-President after Spiro Agnew resigned. ...
How much longer did the Vietnam war last after the US pulled their troops out?
3 years, from 1972 ( US troops left VN ) to 1975 ( government of SVN fail to NVN ) The Paris Peace Accords were signed January 27, 1973, by the U.S., North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the Viet Cong. Under the terms, the U.S. agreed to withdraw all remaining military personnel within 60 days. Saigon (capital of South Vietnam) fell to communist forces on April 30, 1975. ...