President Richard M. Nixon
About the President Richard M. Nixon Lesson
A lesson on President Richard Nixon. Students read about his life and accomplishments. The reading is accompanied by multiple choice questions.
• To present the major historical facts pertaining to Richard Nixon.
• To present the major achievements of the Richard Nixon presidency.
• To assess the student?s comprehension of Richard Nixon history.
Yorba Linda, California was not well known on the 9th of January 1913, the day when Richard Milhous Nixon was born. In fact it would not be well known until the January 20th, inauguration day of 1969 when Richard Milhous Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Richard Nixon was the second of five boys born to Hannah and Francis Nixon. A direct descendant of one of the original Mayflower passengers, Henry Holland, the young Nixon was highly ranked in his educational achievements. The salutatorian of his college and third in the graduating class at Duke University Law School in 1937, Richard opened his law office in Whittier, California in the same year.