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Richard Nixon Presidential Museum
The Richard Nixon Presidential Museum is much more than most people remember about Nixon. Most people have forgotten nearly everything but Watergate. Or may remember his historic visit to China. Most people don’t remember his record on civil rights. And on school desegregation. On women’s equality. And on healthcare. Also, here is a link to the museum web site.
Author’s Note: The Driveby Tourist is returning from “sick leave”. One of the worst colds ever and another bloody nose issue. Left side packed for 7 days and lots of coughing, sneezing, and very little energy. Hardly any work for two weeks. (I’ll try to do better in the future!) And in my last post, I said I’d publish the next one soon!
The museum presents Richard Nixon as a complex man. Brilliant, troubled, statesman, paranoid. The opening video reviews all the aspects of his presidency. Finally, the video includes a credible reporting on Watergate
Due to building lighting, plaque placement, and crowding, picture taking was difficult. Therefore, some of the pictures are “over Photo-shopped”, to improve readability.
The 1968 campaign was a contentious one. Because it occurred at the height of the Viet Nam war, Second, Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey tried to distance himself from Lyndon Johnson’s policies. While at the same time, not appearing disloyal to Johnson. Finally, segregationist George Wallace, running as a third party candidate, was a major factor.
The Accomplishments – Richard Nixon Presidential Mus
After his election, Nixon achieved a number of accomplishments. He also pushed for groundbreaking legislation that did not pass. Similarly, other accomplishments are listed here.
The Ending – Watergate
After Watergate Richard Nixon went into virtual seclusion. As time past, other politicians, including presidents realized Nixon still could be a great adviser.