President Richard Nixon

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In History
  • Became President

    Became President
    Richard Nixon became the 37th president of the United States
  • Moon landing

    Moon landing
    Apollo 11 lands on the moon. Richard Nixon makes the longest long distance phone call in history, as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take mankind’s first steps on the moon.
  • Domestic policy

    Domestic policy
    Richard Nixon gves his first major address on domestic policy, announcing plans for welfare reform and returning greater authority to state and local governments.
  • Silent Majority

    Silent Majority
    On November 3, 1969, Richard Nixon held a speech in which he said "And so tonight - to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans - I ask for your support." Richard gets overwhelming support from the silent majority from the speach in which he announces his plan to honorably end the Vietnam War. Silent Majority = Is a large group of people in a country who does not express their opinions publicy.
  • National Environmental Policy Act

    National Environmental Policy Act
    Richard Nixon signs the National Environmental Policy Act, later launching several environmental initiatives including the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the Mammal Marine Protection Act, and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • End of school segregation

    End of school segregation
    Richard Nixon ends school segregation, leading Daniel Patrick Moynihan to say: “There has been more change in the structure of American public school education in the past month than in the past 100 years.”
  • Military incursion into Cambodia

    Military incursion into Cambodia
    In a nationally televised address, President Nixon announces military incursion into Cambodia, where communist sanctuaries were aiding the North Vietnamese and Vietcong.
  • Watergate scandal

    Watergate scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s. It was a break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. and President Richard Nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. When the conspiracy was discovered and investigated by the U.S. Congress, the Nixon administration's resistance to its probes led to a constitutional crisis
  • Re-elected

    Re-elected
    Richard Nixon is re-elected with largest mandate in American history, winning 49 out of 50 states, and nearly 61 percent of the popular vote.
  • End of U.S military involvement in Vietnam

    End of U.S military involvement in Vietnam
    Richard Nixon signs The Paris Peace Accords, and ends U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, and guaranteeing the release of all American Prisoners of War (POWs)
  • POWs returning home

    POWs returning home
    The POWs return home from Vietnam.
  • Resignation as president.

    Resignation as president.
    Richard Nixon announces his decision to resign as President of the United States. On August 9, 1974 he says farewell to the White House staff and returns to his home San Clemente.
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    President Richard Nixon