The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Richard Nixon, beginning with his childhood in Whittier, California. Nixon's education at Whittier College and Duke University and his early career as a lawyer are discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years an elder statesman is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Nixon's military service during World War II and his political career as a U.S. Representative from California, a U.S. Senator from California, and vice president of the United States. Finally, students will explore key events from Republican president Nixon's life including the Checkers speech, and from his administration, including his debates with John F. Kennedy, the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Watergate scandal, and his resignation. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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