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Indeed it is President Richard Nixon who comes to mind when we hear Watergate However it is important to look at Nixons history to understand his actions as President of the United States Nixon first ran for office in 1960 against victorious President John F Kennedy Dismayed Nixon in 1962 ran for the position of governor of California Defeated once again Nixon eager for power decided to reinvent himself with a new image and thus became the leader of the Republican Party in 1964 After four years he finally triumphed over Hubert Humphrey to be the USs thirty-seventh president Nixons presidency and ultimately to his resignation will be the perspective of this paper President Nixon came into office with a Pandoras Box of problems to deal with The Nation was painfully dived with economic turbulence in the cities and war overseas However once in office President Nixon tackled head on the issues that had plagued the US His accomplishments while in office included revenue sharing the end of the draft new anticrime laws introduced affirmative action used price control to keep a lid on inflation and initiated a broad environmental program He also kept his campaign promise and appointed Justices of conservative philosophy to the Supreme Court Most dramatic of the events of his first term was in 1969 when American astronauts made the first moon landing whitehousegov Some of his most acclaimed achievements came in his second terms quest for world stability During his visits in 1972 to Beijing and Moscow he reduced tensions with China and the USSR His summit meetings with Russian Leader Brezhnev produced a treaty to limit strategic nuclear weapons In 1973 he announced an accord with North Viet Nam to end American involvement in Indochina Nixons Secretary of State Henry Kissinger negotiated disengagement agreements between Israel and its opponents Egypt and Syria President Nixon appeared to have a strong first term and was on the way to
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