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Richard Nixon



Richard M. Nixon realized his dream of becoming president in 1969. A strong proponent of opening relations with the People's Republic of China (PRC) and of détente with the Soviet Union, Nixon was forced to resign the office in August 1974 as a result of the Watergate scandal.

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