He even had campaign workers make calls to voter... ... middle of paper ... ... by Robert Finch, “He wasn’t nearly as attractive, physically, as some of the other candidates, but he was so intense; he was a strong personality. You regarded him as a comer, someone who would be effective and successful in political activity. I was impressed by his obvious political skills, his intelligence, and his drive (Strober 31).” This definitely sounds like some qualities that would make a good president and the public agreed by electing him President. Nixon although considered one of the most controversial politicians used his political experience, his background and the communist scare of the late forties and early fifties to become President. It took Nixon about four years but eventually he put an end to the Vietnam War.
His election in 1968 had climaxed a career unusual on two counts: his early success and his comeback after being defeated for President in 1960 and for Governor of California in 1962. Born in California in 1913, Nixon had a brilliant record at Whittier College and Duke University Law School before beginning the practice of law. In 1940, he married Patricia Ryan; they had two daughters, Patricia (Tricia) and Julie. During World War II, Nixon served as a Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific. On leaving the service, he was elected to Congress from his California district.
This was one of only two political loses ever dealt to Nixon in his whole political career. Nixon, after high school, was offered a scholarship to Harvard, but couldn’t go because family illness. Nixon went to college and later law school and became a known Republican in his area. Nixon was now going to run for public office. Nixon’s first stab at political office was when he ran for the Republican seat in the House of Representatives against Jerry Voorhis.
Soon after Kennedy's brother Joe was killed in a terrible plane crash in Europe he went back home to the United States. In 1952 he was elected into the US senate. And soon after that he ran to be president in 1960 and won againt the republican Richard Nixon in a very close race. Kennedy was the youngest president ever at the age of 43 he was the 35th president. But his presidncy didn't last long once he was assasinated on November 21, 1963.
Biography of Richard Millhouse Nixon Richard Millhouse Nixon, 37th president of the United States (1969-1972) was born on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. Nixon was one of the most controversial politicians of the twentieth century. He built his political career on the communist scare of the late forties and early fifties, but as president he achieved détente with the Soviet Union and opened relations with the People's Republic of China. His administration occurred during the domestic upheavals brought on by the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. He was re-elected in 1972 by an overwhelming margin, but less than two years later, he was forced to become the first man to resign the presidency amid the scandal and shame of Watergate.
For six months he then served as a secretary to his father, who was the U.S. ambassador of Great Britain. JFK joined the navy in 1941, and he was sent to the South Pacific two years later. As a matter of fact, he escaped death in battle, and he was later on awarded the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps medal for heroism. His back, which bothered him since he was a teenager, continued to trouble him for the rest of his life. By the end of the war, his brother Joe, who was expected to be the first Kennedy to run for office, had been killed in the war.
Dean has been catapulted onto the scene through the efforts of the hard left, anti-war, Bush-hating liberal Democrats which turned out for him in an early summer Internet primary, and won it for him. In 1964, conservative Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater was given the Republican nod for president through the intensive efforts of right-wing grassroots groups like the Young Republicans and Young Americans for Freedom. Like Dean, his critics charged that he was “unelectable” for his extreme views, and they were proven right when Lyndon Johnson trounced him in the greatest landslide ever. The lesson to be learned from all this is not that the Bush/Rove team can let down their guard in 2004, but that Republicans need to realize, when Dean loses, that it is not the end of the fight. After the 1964 election most pundits declared that extremism was dead, and that all presidential elections would be fought between two moderates.
The money would be used to fund any project necessary to re-elect the president, although Nixon was already widely popular among the American people. The money was put to use in an innovative, and illegal, way. After rejecting two previous propositions, on March 30, 1792, Attorney General Mitchell approved a plan calling for the wire-tapping and infiltrating of offices of the Democratic National Committee at the cost of $250,000. Two aides, G. Gordy Liddy and E. Howard Hunt, were behind the plot that became known as “Gemstone”. Two months after being ... ... middle of paper ... ... served 5 ½ years as President when he left office at 10:00 a.m. on August 9.
In 1950 the Republicans chose Nixon as their candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. His opponent was the liberal Congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas. In another bitterly fought campaign, Nixon linked her voting record with American-Labor-Party congressman Vito Marcantonio, who was widely regarded as pro-Communist. Nixon won the election by 680,000 votes. In 1952 Nixon was selected to be the running mate of General Dwight Eisenhower, who had won the Republican presidential nomination.