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Nixon Political Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Richard Milhous Nixon served as Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Republican Vice President from 1953-1961. Nixon ran for president in 1960, but lost to Democratic opponent John F. Kennedy. In 1968, Nixon defeated incumbent Hubert Humphrey to become the 37th Republican President to serve the United States. In 1972, shortly into his second presidential term, people in his administration broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters located in the Watergate Office building and illegally tapped the telephone lines and took documents belonging to the Democratic party in order to secure Nixon's re-election. This act was discovered, exposing corruption in the Republican office that led to the President, and the trial for these crimes was shown on national television. Following the Watergate scandal, Nixon resigned from the office to avoid being impeached.

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Garcia-Buckalew, B. (2021). The Backstory: President Nixon resigned 47 years ago this week. Retrieved 11 November 2021, from https://www.kvue.com/article/news/politics/the-backstory-president-nixon...

Perry, J. (2018). Watergate Case Study. Retrieved 11 November 2021, from http://www.columbia.edu/itc/journalism/j6075/edit/readings/watergate.html

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