The Watergate Scandal

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How did the the Watergate scandal influence our nation's political processes? How did the the Watergate scandal influence our nation's political processes?

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These are excellent answers.  I would just like to add that on an emotional level, Watergate and the fallout made us distrustful of politicians.  Before Watergate, we were kind of idealistic that we could actually trust our politicians.  Watergate also made heroes out of investigative journalists.

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The Watergate Scandal certainly brought attention to the powers of the Executive Branch of American government.  After President Nixon's resignation in 1964, some of the powers of the president were mitigated.  Passages of many initiatives to promote more ethical behaviors were made.  Here are some of theme:

  1.  Federal Campaign Act (1974)
  2. Congressional...

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