Richard Nixon defeated Hubert Humphrey in the 1968 election. Humphrey got the Democratic nomination after Robert Kennedy was assassinated during the primaries. Nixon's administration negotiated an end to the Vietnam War, brought our prisoners of war home, and ended the military draft. He was the President on July 21, 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. He was the first U.S. President to visit the Peoples Republic of China in 1972. He is most remembered, however, for the Watergate scandal--a bungled attempt to wiretap the Democratic Party headquarters. He resigned in August 1974 before what seemed like certain impeachment and removal from office, and was subsequently pardoned by his former Vice President, Gerald Ford.
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Author of Thy King Dumb Come and Accountability Citizenship, Stephen P. Tryon is a businessman and technologist with extensive experience in e-commerce, a retired Soldier, and former Senate Fellow.