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Read this excerpt from “Nixon Resigns” by Carroll Kilpatrick:
Mr. Nixon has served 2,026 days as the 37th President of the United States. He leaves office with 2½ years of his second term remaining to be carried out by the man he nominated to be Vice President last year.
Which details of this excerpt develop the central idea that this is an important moment in history?
A) the formal tone and the capitalization of “Vice President”
B) the informal tone and the number of days spent in office
C) the informal tone and the information about his successor
D) the formal tone and the inclusion of facts and figures
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