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It is natural to want to trace a persons actions during his adult years to his early life Richard M Nixon is no different Throughout his political career he exhibited a fire withina fierce will to settle scores and triumph over others A difficult upbringing scorned Nixon for life Since he was raised in a lower-class struggling family Richard always felt a hatred of those who had it easy in life He felt that since he had to work to achieve success all others should have to do the same Of course life does not work like this and Nixon could never get over this harsh reality These resentments and insecurities of the rich translated into professional resentment of those who opposed him Democrats liberals and the Eastern establishment Nixon felt that it was these people who were always after him For Nixon he was never let alone there were always those who wanted his head It is for this reason that he clung so fiercely to any position of power He loved being the President of the United States more than anything and it broke his heart to have to resign Also most of Nixons early life was spent as an outsider He was from a lower class background and for that reason alone many of his colleagues did not fully respect him Out of college he was shunned by the great Eastern law firms In his early politics he was neglected by his own party because of his background Even as vice president he was not allowed in Eisenhowers inner circle These experiences left him bitter and determined to be president Not only for the prestige of the position but because as president he would be the one who was on the inside Everybody would be below him in rank and he could use this advantage to be the focal point of America Also he would gain some revenge on
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