The Watergate Scandal Of Nixon

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The Watergate Scandal


On November 5, 1968 Richard M. Nixon was elected the 37th president of the United States. In 1972 Nixon was reelected in a landslide victory. However, His undoing was already in the works. A few months prior to Nixon’s reelection a group of men linked to the Nixon administration were arrested in the Democratic party headquarters in Washington’s Watergate complex and what followed was one of the biggest scandals in presidential history. The Watergate scandal was revealed as a cover-up by the Nixon administration to hide involvement in illegal activities against their opponents and ultimately lead to Nixon’s resignation from his presidency on August 9, 1974. Nixon was granted a full pardon from the Ford administration a month later. A few years later Nixon was paid $600,000 by British TV personality David Frost for a string of in depth television interviews. The last decades of Nixon’s life were spent rebuilding his reputation. He will always be remembered as the face of the embarrassing Watergate scandal. Due to these events no president will ever be trusted.

Kyle A. Wade
PS 1
T 6 pm
Apr. 28, 2015

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