Presidential Politics from 1968

Photo courtesy of Associated Press, August 8, 1968, Republican Convention.

It is a political year. Here are the presidential election results from 1968.

President Richard Nixon always had a contentious relationship with the media. Here he is during a news conference where he made a “Freudian slip.” Freud believed that stating something in error could reveal subconscious feelings.

Nixon was reelected in 1972. Due to the Watergate scandal, here is how the Nixon administration turned out by 1974:

President Richard Nixon is the only president to resign from the office in the history of the United States. After his resignation, as a regular citizen of the United States, he was vulnerable to prosecution for his involvement in the cover-up of Watergate.  Nixon was never charged with a crime. President Gerald Ford issued Proclamation 4311 which gave Nixon a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he might have committed while president of the United States. He died at age 81 in 1994 in New York City.

For those of you who want to know more, here is an hour-long documentary from ABC News called,  “Dark Days at the White House: The Watergate Scandal and the Resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.”

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