President Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal

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President Nixon President Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States. Nixon served as president from 1969 to 1974. In 1974, he reassigned from office. While in office, Nixon focused on the war in Viet Nam, which he successfully ended. He also improved relationships with Russia and China. However, his term came to end after the Watergate Scandal. This scandal brought up ideas of Nixon’s illegal involvement and schemes to win his election. However, Nixon denied that he was involved. The courts forced Nixon to come forward with the tape recordings of The White House, which pinned Nixon for his involvement and reasons for the break-in. Almost certain he would be impeached; Nixon resigned on August 8th, 1974. At Nixon’s resignation press conference, he stated that he would resign the next day to begin, "that process of healing which is so desperately needed in America." (Herbers, “Nixon Resigns”) The Watergate Scandal led to the controversy that led to Nixon’s resignation. Nixon was worried about the outcome of the upcoming election, so he devised a plan to better his chances of victory. The plan was to obtain papers disclosing information about his opponent from The National Democratic Committee at the Watergate Hotel. Five men were arrested at the scene of the crime for breaking, entering, and stealing. The FBI connected the men to the White House, which in turn connected Nixon to the scandal. It was later discovered that President Nixon recorded all conversations throughout the White House and Oval Office. These tapes linked Nixon to the burglary and provided evidence for his impeachment. Although Nixon wasn’t in fact impeached, he would have been impeached for three reasons. The first states, “That Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment to be exhibited to the Senate: “ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT EXHIBITED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF...
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