A poor boy from California who rose to the highest office in the government A politician whose career was wrecked by the Watergate scandal The only United States president to resign from office
Learn more about Richard Nixon–one of America’s most unpopular presidents and the only one to resign from the position.
On August 8, 1974, millions sat stunned as they watched Richard Nixon on TV when he announced he was stepping down as the President of the United States. He’d participated in a scandal that included secret tape recordings, a burglary, and a cover-up, and now his secrets and lies were catching up to him. How could Nixon, a man who had been reelected in a landslide victory just two years earlier, now be leaving office in disgrace?
Author Megan Stine takes readers through President Nixon’s life–from his childhood and military experiences during World War II–to his long political career and the Watergate scandal that tarnished his legacy and deepened Americans’ mistrust of the government.