Nixon, Richard (Administration)

Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States. A Republican, his administration lasted from 1969 until his resignation in 1974. Prior to becoming president, he served as a congressman and later as a U.S. senator from California. In 1952, he ran as the vice presidential candidate on a slate with Dwight Eisenhower, and served as Eisenhower’s vice president from 1953 until 1961. As the Republican presidential candidate in the 1960 election, he lost a close election to John F. Kennedy, and in 1962 he lost a race for governor of California. In 1968, he again ran for president.

In the 1968 election, Nixon focused on the difficulties posed by protests against the Vietnam War and by social disorder associated with the developing youth counterculture. ...

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