Tag Archives: Richard Nixon

Political Outsiders vs. Senators vs. Governors for President

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4413574989001/look-whos-talking-jane-hampton-cook/ World War II launched a surge of American pride and patriotism. We chose presidents from national leadership positions. Dwight Eisenhower was a national war hero. Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon all found their national platform in the U.S. … Continue reading

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A Rock and Roll White House Christmas – Elvis and Nixon, 1970

Elvis Presley’s photograph with President Richard Nixon is the most requested photo from the National Archives. The unusual pair met during Christmas week in 1970. Chided by his father about spending too much money on Christmas gifts, including “more than $100,000 for … Continue reading

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Atypical midterms in the 1970s and 1960s: Carter, Nixon-Ford, Kennedy-Johnson

With the November 2014 midterm elections less than a month away, it’s useful to view political events in historical context. Will the president’s party lose seats, as is typical in a midterm election in a second term? Sometimes circumstances and … Continue reading

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