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Richard Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California on January 9th, 1913. From 1947 to 1950 he was a U.S. House of Representative from California, he served in the Senate for California from 1950 to 1953, he was Vice President under Eisenhower from 1953 to 1961 and then the thirty-seventh President from 1969 to 1974. In 1960 he ran for President but lost to John F. Kennedy.
During his first term the moon landing event happened. Nixon was big on anti-crime and implemented the war on drugs. He was able to reduced tensions between China and the U.S.S.R. (Russia), end the draft and appoint conservative Supreme Court judges.
A few months after winning his second term the Watergate scandal was revealed to the public. During the 1972 campaign a number of administration officials were involved in a break in at the Democratic National Committee office. Evidence showed Nixon tried to divert the investigation and failed. Instead of facing impeachment Nixon resigned and Gerald Ford took his place to serve the remainder of the years.
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