Watergate Case Study

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Watergate began as a botched burglary that didn’t really involve the president ended in revealing impeachable abuses of power throughout Nixon’s presidency. Shockingly over 20 lawyers were found out to be operating outside the law and in response Watergate forever changed law practice in the United States. Watergate produced various new laws like the “Independent Counsel Act” that enabled the investigation of the President, vice President, and other officials. Other acts created were the “Freedom of Information Act”, and “Federal Election Campaign Act” which reduces contribution size to candidates or political parties, and demands campaigns to report information of donations greater than $200. All of these acts were very relevant in the recent
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