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The Watergate Scandal

Although it may not be significant, the data suggests that Obama has had many more news conferences that Bush did at this time in his presidency. I understand that he has the power of the...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2009 9:28 pm UTC

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The Watergate Scandal

Whatever the deficiencies of the American system of government—and there are many—it seemed to work well enough in the case of Richard Nixon. The Watergate scandal had uncovered widespread abuse of...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2020 10:31 am UTC

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The Watergate Scandal

In as simple terms as possible, the Watergate scandal was an attempt by members of the Committee for the Re-Election of the President and other White House officials to gather information from the...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2019 10:15 pm UTC

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The Watergate Scandal

If President Nixon had not chosen to resign in the face of the Watergate scandal, he almost surely would have been impeached and convicted. This would not have made much difference to him...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2012 5:56 am UTC

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The Watergate Scandal

The burglars, late known collectively as CREEP (Committee to Reelect the President), broke into the Democrat offices at Watergate to wiretap the offices and look for top secret documents. It...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2019 1:08 pm UTC

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Nixon was accused of covering up the Watergate scandal and lying about it to the American people. The infamous botched burglary at the Democratic National Committee in Washington was part of a...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2019 8:53 am UTC

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This is, of course, a matter of opinion. My own view is that President Nixon absolutely needed to resign. I also think that it was best for the country that President Ford pardoned him. I think...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2013 1:57 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011 1:50 am UTC

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As mentioned by the other posters Nixon's own arrogance was probably his downfall. Couple arrogance and paranoia together and it is not a good combination. Unfortunately for Nixon his entire...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2010 10:02 am UTC

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Americans in the modern day are much less likely to trust their government, and although this is for a variety of reasons in addition to Nixon and the Watergate Scandal, I think this is the turning...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2010 3:57 am UTC

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The Watergate Scandal

On the evening of June 16, 1972 a security guard in the Watergate hotel noticed a piece of tape on a lock of a door to the Democratic Headquarters; his report set off a chain of events that would...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2009 12:53 am UTC

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Although all of the people mentioned in these options were famous in the 1970s, the only ones who were reporters involved in the Watergate scandal were Woodward and Bernstein. For this reason, A...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2011 6:10 am UTC

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Well, the clear answer here is that it ended Nixon's career as a political figure. It ended his presidency 2 years before it was going to end anyway, but it also pretty much ruined his reputation...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2010 3:52 am UTC

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The Watergate Scandal

The “Watergate scandal” is a nickname applied to the detection, prosecution, and conviction of Republican Party officials, senior White House staff, and Cabinet heads for illegally obtaining...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2019 7:51 pm UTC

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The Watergate Scandal

The Watergate Scandal was a sordid series of events involving criminal conduct and corrupt activity in the executive department which extended to the President himself and ultimately brought about...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2012 4:31 pm UTC

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The Watergate Scandal

The “Smoking Gun” tape was a tape that clearly showed President Nixon involving himself in the cover-up of the Watergate scandal very early on. The Watergate burglary had occurred on June 17, 1972....

Latest answer posted November 16, 2012 2:34 am UTC

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The Vietnam War and Watergate were polarizing events that took place during a very volatile period of US history. While during most of the twentieth century, Americans had been able to pull...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2019 4:30 pm UTC

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I think that you will find variance on the answer to this question. In my mind, I think that each possessed a rather disturbing side to the modern conception of the President's office. Each one...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2010 5:31 am UTC

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Despite President Nixon's willful law-breaking and violation of the Constitution, American democracy proved itself remarkably robust throughout the long duration of the Watergate scandal. All the...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018 7:46 am UTC

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While there were other scandals involving Nixon, such as the one when he ran as vice president to Eisenhower, which involved reports of the use of a personal slush fund, Watergate was far more...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2018 4:29 pm UTC

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I think that you will be able to find many resources written on the topic. In the short term analysis, I think that the Constitution played a vital role in the Watergate affair. The basic idea...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2012 10:50 pm UTC

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I think people in Congress, but also in the general public, toss the word "impeachment" around much more lightly since Watergate. Clinton was impeached by the House and acquitted by the Senate for...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2010 4:02 am UTC

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In the end, I think that the Watergate Scandal played a decisive role in the resignation of Richard Nixon. The event itself, the cover up that followed, and the revelation of the unsavory nature...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2011 7:30 pm UTC

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Of course, there is no way to know what would have happened if Nixon had not been forced from office. We can never go back and rerun history to see how things could turn out differently. All we...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2013 1:35 am UTC

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I think that Watergate reflects much that had been present in Nixon's career. In many respects, I think that Watergate represents the culmination of different flickers and embers that had been...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012 7:11 pm UTC

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There are arguments to be made for both sides of this issue. Some people would say that President Ford made a mistake. Such people generally argue that Ford should have let Nixon be charged with a...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2013 4:07 am UTC

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It is somewhat strange that President Nixon was so concerned about covering up for the Watergate burglars. After all, he did not (so far as we know) personally have any knowledge of their actions...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2012 2:07 am UTC

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Simply put, Watergate completely destroyed Nixon's reputation. For many years, political opponents had alluded to his penchant for dirty tricks, but few people thought he would stoop so low as to...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2017 8:34 am UTC

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It should also be noted that Nixon had quite an ego, and felt the country really needed him as President, whether it knew it or not. The cover up of the Watergate break in was his eventual...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2010 1:47 am UTC

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The Democratic Party had their headquarters in the Watergate office complex in 1972. More specifically, the Democratic National Committee was headquartered there. On June 17, 1972, their offices...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2018 5:16 pm UTC

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This was a mess in every way, and the disillusionment was much more pervasive than just the power of government. At its core, this was a human failing which used the government to achieve its...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2010 3:13 pm UTC

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I think that the action you are referring to is that the House of Representatives was starting to discuss impeaching President Nixon. In fact, they had gone past just discussing it. In response...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2010 2:36 am UTC

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Despite Watergate, Nixon established the Republican ascendancy that followed him. Nixon claimed to represent what he called the "Silent Majority," by which he meant the conservative white Americans...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2017 1:30 am UTC

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Outside of the break- in to the Democratic Headquarters itself as an overt act intrinsic to the scandal, I would say that one of the most important overt acts would be the commissioning of the...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2012 2:22 pm UTC

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The Watergate Scandal

The entire Watergate Scandal, not just one part of it, shattered the nation’s confidence in the government. The idea that a sitting President and his closest advisors felt the need to break the law...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2016 1:09 pm UTC

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In terms of the anatomy of the incident and its implications on American History, then- White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman could be considered by many standards to be an overt actor in the...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2012 11:40 pm UTC

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"Watergate" was the name of a hotel-apartment complex in Washington, District of Columbia. In 1972, offices in the complex were being rented by the national Democratic Party for use during the 1972...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2012 9:02 pm UTC

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The relationship between the burglars and the Committee to Reelect the President was that the committee in essence ordered the burglary. In the run-up to the 1972 presidential election, there were...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2012 2:25 am UTC

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In the Saturday Night Massacre, President Richard Nixon essentially forced two Attorneys General to resign so that he could find one who would fire Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor who was...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2012 2:14 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2012 2:52 am UTC

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I think that many figures can be identified, but why not go for the most important one in the President, himself? Richard Nixon has to be seen as one of the most important figures in the Watergate...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2012 11:49 am UTC

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The significance of the "smoking gun" tape is that it made completely clear that Pres. Nixon had entered into a criminal conspiracy that was meant to obstruct justice. This made it inevitable that...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2011 12:04 pm UTC

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