As part of the “Southern Strategy” of the Republican Party, President Richard Nixon deliberately did things to slow down the the enforcement of desegregation of public schools in order to win over conservative voters in the American South.
During World War II, Richard Nixon served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in the Pacific Theater of the war.
During a state visit to Canada, President Richard Nixon met with Canada’s Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The Prime Minister’s infant son Justin was there and Richard Nixon gave a toast “Tonight we’ll dispense with the formalities. I’d like to toast the future prime minister of Canada: to Justin Pierre Trudeau”. Justin Trudeau became Prime MinsterContinue reading “Fun Fact: When Richard Nixon Predicted a Canadian PM Elected in 2015”
Shortly before Richard Nixon resigned because of the Watergate scandal, Dr. Seuss changed the title of his book Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! into Richard Nixon Will You Please Go Now! The whole story was published in the column of his friend Art Buchwald with every mention of Marvin K. Mooney replacedContinue reading “Fun Fact: When Dr. Seuss Trolled Richard Nixon”
The first presidential debates to be televised on TV were in 1960 with Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy against then-Vice President and Republican Richard Nixon.