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Richard Nixon became president of the United States on January 29, 1969. In 1972, a break-in was discover at the head quarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C. Soon investigators lerned that members of President Nixon's re-election committee was involve in the brake-in, That information led to Nixon's resignation on August 9 1974. He were the first -- and only -- U.S. president too resign in office.

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Richard Nixon became president of the United States on January 29, 1969. In 1972, a break-in was discovered at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C. Soon investigators learned that members of President Nixon's re-election committee were involved in the break-in. That information led to Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. He was the first -- and only -- U.S. president to resign in office.


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
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08/01/2004