Richard M. Nixon served in WWII, was elected to the U.S. House and Senate and vice president under Eisenhower. As president, he escalated U.S. involvement in Vietnam but ended military action there in 1973. His most notable achievement was the normalization of diplomatic relations with China. He initiated détente with the Soviet Union and signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Domestically, he favored transferring power from the federal level to the states, imposed wage and price controls and introduced legislation to reform health care and welfare. In 1973 his vice president, Spiro Agnew, resigned because of corruption. In 1974 Nixon resigned because of his involvement in the Watergate scandal.
The United States Senate and House of Representatives comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Each state has two senators regardless of the state’s population. U.S. senators serve staggered terms of six years. Prior to 1913, senators were appointed by their state legislatures. This changed with the 17th Amendment, which mandated senators be elected by popular vote. The Senate has the power to ratify treaties and to confirm cabinet secretaries, federal judges, Supreme Court justices, and other federal executive officials.
Richard M. Nixon was a member of the U.S. Senate prior to his election as president. Many of the men who become president and vice president first served in Congress as members of the House of Representatives or in the U.S. Senate. A number of these individuals first served in their state government as governor, state senator or in their state House of Representatives.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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