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Reconciliation was the first goal set by President Richard M Nixon The Nation was painfully divided with turbulence in the cities and war overseas During his Presidency Nixon succeeded in ending American fighting in Viet Nam and improving relations with the USSR and China But the Watergate scandal brought fresh divisions to the country and ultimately led to his resignation 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 In 1950 he won a Senate seat Two years later General Eisenhower selected Nixon age 39 to be his running mate As Vice President Nixon took on major duties in the Eisenhower Administration Nominated for President by acclamation in 1960 he lost by a narrow margin to John F Kennedy In 1968 he again won his partys nomination and went on to defeat Vice President Hubert H Humphrey and third-party candidate George C Wallace His accomplishments while in office included revenue sharing the end of the draft new anticrime laws and a broad environmental program As he had promised he appointed Justices of conservative philosophy to the Supreme Court One of the most dramatic events of his first term occurred in 1969 when American astronauts made the first moon landing Some of his most acclaimed achievements came in his quest for world stability During visits in 1972 to Beijing and Moscow he reduced tensions with China and the
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