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Five Key Nixon Legacies

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Five Key Nixon Legacies Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of 37th U.S. President Richard Nixon. Born in a farmhouse in Yorba Linda, Calif. in 1913, who could have known the Nixon baby would go on to be one of America's most influential and disgraced presidents of all time? Nixon is perhaps best known for his leading role in the scandal at the Watergate hotel, immortalized in American pop culture through the book-turned-movie by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein called "All the President's Men." As former Washington bureau chief Donald Fulsom put it, Nixon "said, 'I'm not a crook,' but he was." But ABC News political analyst Cokie Roberts and Nixon scholars insist: Nixon's legacy is larger than Watergate. He revolutionized foreign relations, set a foundation for modern environmental regulations and even advanced women's rights. Read on to find out more about Nixon's accolades and what biographer Bob Bostock says the president himself would call his "valleys."


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