Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th US president, who had to resign from office due to his involvement in the Watergate Scandal. Born and raised in relative poverty, he had to work at his father’s store before going to school. Yet, he managed to excel both in studies and debates. He entered politics shortly after he began his career in law, becoming a member of the House of Representatives at the age of 33, Senator at 37, the vice president of the USA at 40 and the president at 55. During his first term at the White House, he was able to end the American involvement in Vietnam, opened direct line of communication with China and signed 10 agreements with the USSR. At home, he brought measures to control inflation, which helped him win another term as the president with a landslide. However, the Watergate Scandal that came to light shortly after his reelection forced him to resign from office. He is the only US President to have been impeached. He spent his last years in New York City, writing, traveling and speaking, and eventually becoming a renowned statesman.