VOA Learning English: America's Presidents - Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon served in the US Navy (1942-1946), as US Representative (1947-1950), Senate (1950-1953), Vice President (1953-1961), and the 37th US President (1969-1974). Although he was very anti-communist, he visited and opened up diplomatic relations with China (1972) and the Soviet Union (1973). After many years of fighting, he withdrew American troops from Vietnam. He was forced to resign during (1974) when it was revealed that he tried to get information illegally from the opposing party during the 1972 election.
USCIS 100:12. What is the “rule of law”?
USCIS 100:13. Name one branch or part of the government.*
USCIS 100:14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
USCIS 100:17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?*
USCIS 100:32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
USCIS 100:41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
USCIS 100:45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?*
USCIS 100:78. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.*
USCIS 100:82. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
USCIS 100:83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?