"When the President does it, that means it's not illegal."
—President Richard Nixon, in a 1977 interview with David Frost
The only American president to "voluntarily" resign from office, Richard Nixon’s presidency was marred by Watergate and his own machinations. Known as "Tricky Dick" for countless maneuverings during his political life, Nixon narrowly missed becoming president in 1960, losing by a razor thin majority to John F. Kennedy. Before he left office, Nixon would help end the Vietnam War and visit China to recognize the regime of Mao-tse Tung. He’s remembered as a die-hard Conservative and yet, he established the Environmental Protection Agency and signed Title IX into a law. Let’s examine the complex, contradictory legacy of an equally revered and reviled American President.