By: Joy Ramsingh
Nixon was very religious he even use to host religious services in East Room of White House while he was President. He also believed that there should be religion spread through the schools. He was with the Republican party.
He Graduated 2nd in his class at Whittier College and 3rd in his class at Duke University School of Law. Returned to Whittier after law school and married Patricia Ryan at the nearby Mission Inn. He had joined the Navy in 1942, serving in the South Pacific in World War II. He was elected to Congress from Whittier in 1946 and was reelected in 1948. He Led the House UN-American Activities Committee investigation of Soviet spy Alger Hiss, who was later sent to prison for perjury. He was elected to U.S. Senate from California in 1950.He had ran with Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower as his VP in 1952.
The ticket won by huge majority, and reelected in 1956. He visited Moscow in 1959 to open the U.S. trade fair. Had famous “kitchen debate” with Russian Premier Khrushchev. He ran for President in 1960, losing to JFK by only 113,000 votes in the closest election in U.S. history. Moved to New York to join an international law firm after running unsuccessfully for California Governor in 1962. He was nominated for President in 1968; won against VP Hubert Humphrey. Reelected in 1972, defeating Sen. George McGovern. He initiated efforts to achieve peace with honor and end the war in Vietnam, which he inherited from President Johnson.
Before he had became president he had served as vice president under Dwight Eisenhower. His highest level of education was Duke University of law.
He didn't have many friends because of the way he was. One of his famous quotes were be the change you want to see in the world.
1. He journeyed to China to begin the normalization of relations through historic meetings with Chinese leaders in Peking in 1972.
2. He Attended Summit I in Moscow in 1972, the first American President to make an official state visit to the Soviet Union.
3. He welcomed home American POWs from Vietnam by hosting the largest dinner ever held at the White House, May 24, 1973.