The Nixon Library And The Library

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The Nixon Library is more than just a library alongside the deceased presidents’ name on the wall. The library seemed more like a museum that has sheltered audio and visual displays narrating Richard Nixon’s life throughout the years. The museum is located in the core of the residential city of Yorba Linda, California. The actual location of the library was undisputed when it was being created. It is located on the grounds of Nixon’s first home. The library opened its doors in 1990 as a privately supported institution to educate Californians about the president that emerged from the local suburban town, and since 2007 it has become a federal facility. The beginning of the tour started off at different positions on the tour. When we…show more content…
House of Representatives. During this brief tenure Nixon became a national figure, when he was chosen as part of a committee to investigate a Soviet spy. This investigation helped propel Richard Nixon into the U.S Senate after a brief 2-term sentence in the House of Representatives. In 1952 Nixon was asked to be Eisenhower’s running mate, and Nixon became the vice president of the United State of America for two terms. These two terms inspired Nixon to run for the presidency in 1960, but lost to John F. Kennedy by a narrow margin. After a hard painstaking political comeback, Nixon won the presidency in 1968 and later won re-election in 1972 (Nixon Foundation). Of all the fragments, in the “Road to the Presidency” exhibit, the most appealing one was about Nixon’s pursuit of Alger Hiss in the 1948 espionage case. This was the turning point in Richard Nixon’s career, and if Nixon had never been selected to the house committee, there is a chance that he would have never made it into the oval office. Moving on to the presidential days, the group was also able to view the presidential limousine. It was a black, bulletproof Lincoln Continental with a V-8 engine priced around $500,000. There was also a remake of the Lincoln Room, Nixon’s favorite room in the White House. The museum also housed the 54 copies of TIME magazine that presented Richard Nixon on the cover. The
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