Study Guide

Checkers Speech People

By Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon

It's hard to look back at Nixon without gray-colored glasses. Actually, it's hard to look back at...

Checkers

Not much to say here, Shmoopers. He's a dog. Checkers was a gift from a man who'd heard Nixon say...

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Born and raised in the American Midwest, Eisenhower's family was poor in a way that Nixon could...

Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas Dewey was basically the poster child for a "tough on crime" prosecutor turned politician....

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman is something of an anomaly in American politics. He served in World War I as an...

Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson II was the product of a powerful Midwest political family and a fancy Ivy League...