The Washington Post Final--Nixon Resigns [Headline]; 97th Year, No. 247, Friday, August 9, 1974

Washington DC: The Washington Post Company, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Newspaper. 112 Pages in four sections. Some page discoloration. This includes a section on The Nixon Years. By late 1973, Watergate escalated, costing Nixon much of his political support. On August 9, 1974, facing almost certain impeachment and removal from office, he became the first American president to resign. After his resignation, he was issued a pardon by his successor, Gerald Ford. In retirement, Nixon wrote his memoirs and nine other books and undertook foreign trips, rehabilitating his image into that of an elder statesman and leading expert on foreign affairs. Nixon's resignation was the culmination of what he referred to in his speech as the "long and difficult period of Watergate", a 1970s federal political scandal stemming from the break-in of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate Office Building by five men during the 1972 presidential election and the Nixon administration's subsequent attempts to cover up its involvement in the crime. Nixon ultimately lost much of his popular and political support as a result of Watergate. At the time of his resignation, Nixon faced almost certain impeachment and removal from office. Nixon said he was resigning because "I have concluded that because of the Watergate matter I might not have the support of the Congress that I would consider necessary to back the very difficult decisions and carry out the duties of this office in the way the interests of the nation would require". Nixon also stated his hope that, by resigning, "I will have hastened the start of that process of healing which is so desperately needed in America." The Washington Post (also known as the Post and, informally, WaPo) is an American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. It is the most-widely circulated newspaper within the Washington metropolitan area,and has a large national audience. Daily broadsheet editions are printed for D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The newspaper has won 69 Pulitzer Prizes, the second-most of any publication (after The New York Times). Post journalists have also received 18 Nieman Fellowships and 368 White House News Photographers Association awards.[citation needed] The paper is well known for its political reporting and is one of the few remaining American newspapers to operate foreign bureaus. The Post was founded in 1877. In its early years, it went through several owners and struggled financially and editorially. Financier Eugene Meyer purchased it out of bankruptcy in 1933 and revived its health and reputation, work continued by his successors Phil and Katherine Graham, who bought out several rival publications. The Post's 1971 printing of the Pentagon Papers helped spur opposition to the Vietnam War. Subsequently, in the best-known episode in the newspaper's history, reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein led the American press's investigation into what became known as the Watergate scandal, which resulted in the 1974 resignation of president Richard Nixon. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Resignation, Impeachment, President, Vice President, Presidential Succession, Watergate Scandal

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