The Watergate Scandal

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What is meant by an “overt act” in the context of Watergate?

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The idea of “overt acts” is important to the Watergate scandal because overt acts can be used to prove that a conspiracy has taken place.

In the Watergate case, there was a conspiracy to commit various crimes.  According to the law, it is not necessary for people to actually commit a crime in order for them to be convicted of conspiracy.  However, it is easier to...

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