What was the Kitchen Debate?

The Kitchen Debate refers to a discussion Vice President Richard Nixon conducted with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev during the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow on July 24, 1959. The event showcased an average American home featuring various technological improvements created by the United States that made life easier for the average person. […]

Where was Nixon Born?

Richard Milhous Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California. On January 9, 1913. His parents, Francis A. Nixon and Hannah Milhous Nixon, were both Quakers, although his father converted from Methodism after getting married. During his childhood, Nixon was raised with strong Quaker values such as abstaining from alcohol, no dancing and no swearing. He […]

What was the Checkers Speech?

While the running mate with Dwight D. Eisenhower in the early 1950s, Richard Nixon was faced with public scrutiny regarding campaign funds used for personal expenses as well as controversy over gifts given to him by donors. The press and the public questioned whether he would do favors for those who donated said gifts. Nixon […]

Who was Nixon’s Vice President?

After serving himself as the 36th Vice President under the Eisenhower administration from 1953 to 1961, Nixon was elected president in 1968. His vice president was Spiro Agnew, who served from the inauguration until October 10, 1973. Agnew resigned amidst charges of tax evasion linked to allegations that he accepted $100,000 in bribes. He was […]

The History of Political Scandal – Past, Present, and Future

With the onslaught of every new politician into the political arena we see what seems like the same promise over and over, “I’m not like the other guys.” Unfortunately with the passage of time and intensified scrutiny there are few to none that seem to be able to play the game of politics without at […]

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