The Watergate Scandal Of President Nixon

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Richard Nixon was 37th President of United States from 1969 until 1974. He won second term as president in 1972 defeating George McGovern. Also, President Nixon is remembered as the first President to resign from Office after the 70s Watergate Scandal. His achievement includes forging diplomatic ties with China and Soviet Union and also withdrawing troops from war in Vietnam. But his involvement in Watergate ruined his term as President and resigned in 1974 rather than facing impeachment.
United States v. Nixon is one of the important court case in the history of US. This Supreme Court Case is unanimous and Court ruled in favor of U.S. and against President Nixon. In 1972, several burglars were arrested inside the office of the Democratic
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U.S. Supreme Court dealt with two main points, the power of judiciary and claim of the president to withhold important material as executive privilege. Various questions arise such as President above Law? If so, do courts have jurisdiction to hear a case involving executive privilege? What’s Judiciary power? Separation of powers, executive privilege and so on. In July 24, 1974, Supreme Court rules that it does have jurisdiction and executive power is limited to certain area like military, foreign policy. Therefore, Supreme Court decides in favor of U.S and against President Nixon asking him to release the tape. After that President Nixon resigns from the office and his Vice President took over after.

Importance of this Case in the history of United States:-
This case dealt with crucial points in the political history and can be listed as follows:-
• Separation of Powers
• Rule of Law
• Executive powers
• Presidential Confidentiality for National Security
• Public awareness about the law and court
Separation of Powers- U.S v. Nixon also is important case in the history of U.S as it emphasis on various crucial points of Government. Separation of Powers refers to the division of government responsibilities into distinct branches to limit anyone branch from exercising the core
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