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“I was born in a house my father built…” and from that modest house in Yorba Linda, California grew the child who would become one of the most consequential men of his time: Richard Nixon.

Over the course of his remarkably full life, Richard Nixon would know some of the greatest successes any man, in any age, has known.  He would also experience more than any one man’s share of deep disappointments.

A century after he was born, we invite you to explore the extraordinary life and legacy of the patriot, president, and peacemaker who was born in that humble house his father built: the 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon.

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How American

How American

Richard Nixon’s childhood was typical of so many young Americans of his time. Discover how his formative years in Southern California helped mold the young man who would become one of the most famous and controversial men of his time.

In the Arena

In the Arena

Richard Nixon’s meteoric rise to national prominence is unmatched in American history. Less than six years after being elected a freshman Congressman at the age of 33, he was the Republican nominee for vice president of the United States.

Creating a Just Society

Creating a Just Society

As president, Richard Nixon is most remembered as a master of foreign policy. Find out more about his impressive record of domestic policy achievements that made the United States a more just society for all Americans.

Peacemaker of his Time

Peacemaker of his Time

When Richard Nixon came to the presidency, America was at war in Vietnam and engaged in a dangerous ideological conflict with the Communist world. Explore what President Nixon accomplished so that, when he left office, his goal of building a Generation of Peace had been achieved.

Global Elder Statesman

Global Elder Statesman

After resigning the presidency under the cloud of Watergate, Richard Nixon regained a prominent role as a valued foreign policy expert. His best-selling books, television appearances, and international travels earned him the trust of his successors in the White House and of world leaders around the globe.