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Richard Nixon Political Button Museum
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RICHARD NIXON
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Black and white photograph of a man's head and shoulders on a white background with black text

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A.A.A. NOVELTY CO. WASH. D.C.

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Richard Nixon was the Vice President for Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953-1961. In 1960, Nixon ran for President against John F. Kennedy in what became the closest race in American history. Nixon lost to Kennedy, but despite a failed presidential campaign, he successfully ran again in 1968, becoming the 37th President of the United States. Prior to his presidency, Nixon served as a Republican representative in the House and a Senate. Nixon won re-election in 1972 by a record landslide, beating Democratic opponent, George McGovern. 

Nixon is also well-known for the Watergate Scandal and for becoming the first and only president to resign from office. Nixon's Vice President Gerald Ford pardonded him from criminal charges once he became president. Aside from Watergate, Nixon is known for laying the groundwork for environmental regulations, helping to advance women's rights with Title IX, ending the draft, and revolutionizing foreign policy (as seen in his relationship with China).

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