Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:
- Richard Nixon grew up in poverty. He worked hard in school and was offered scholarships for college.
- Nixon earned a nickname of "Tricky Dicky" due to the tricks he used to win an election to the Senate in 1950.
- During Nixon's term, the nation was divided over the war in Vietnam. There were many protests over the Vietnam War and also civil rights.
- Nixon had a bowling alley installed in the White House.
- Nixon was in office when U.S. astronauts landed on the moon.
- Nixon brought the troops home from Vietnam.
- Nixon improved relationships with China and the Soviet Union. In 1971, communication with Communist China opened up after the Chinese invitation to the U.S. to compete in a Ping-Pong competition.
- Nixon resigned from office when he lied about the Watergate scandal. He resigned so he did not have to face trial in the Senate.