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Watergate - 1,342 words
Thesis statement: Watergate could possibly be the worst scandal in A. Iran Contra affair. B. Whitewater affair. B. Special prosecutors. V. National Archives and Records Administration. A. Material available for research. B. Special Files Unit. Outline B. Constitutional. VII. Conclusion. Political scandals are not strangers to the United States. They date back as far as 1830, with the presidential sex scandal and Thomas Jefferson, and in 1875 with the Whiskey Ring and President Ulysses S. Grant (Time and Again 1). Today we have the Iran-Contra affair with Ronald Reagan and Whitewater with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Even with these, it can be argued that Watergate could possibly be the worst sc ...
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Watetgate - 649 words
Watergate" is a general term used to describe a complex web of political scandals between 1972 and 1974. The word refers to the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. In addition to the hotel, the Watergate complex houses many business offices. It was here that the office of the Democratic National Committee was burgled on June 17th, 1972. The burglary and subsequent cover-up eventually led to moves to impeach President Richard Nixon. Nixon resigned the presidency in August 1974. "Watergate" is now an all-encompassing term used to refer to political burglary, bribrery, extortion, wiretapping, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, tax fraud, illegal campaign contributions, ...
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Watergate - 644 words
In June of 1972 an event occurred that changed the course of history. On June 12, 1972 there was a break-in at the Watergate Hotel. When the police arrived they found 5 men equipped with electronic bugging devices and burglary tools at the headquarters for the Democratic National Convention. Two of the individuals were James McCord and G. Gordon Liddy, both members of the committee to re-elect the president. A third suspect was E. Howard Hunt, a former CIA agent and White House aide. When the news broke President Nixon claimed that no one in the White House had any prior knowledge to the burglary. The break-in was part of an elaborate plan by CREEP to sabotage Nixon's opposition for re-elect ...
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Richard Nixons Administation - 1,115 words
On January 20, 1969, Richard Nixon was sworn in as the thirty-seventh president of the United States. Nixons vice-president was Spiro T. Agnew. His work as president started weeks earlier, before he even took office. Those weeks were spent choosing the people who would be in his cabinet. In 1969, one of the most urgent businesses facing him was finding a way to end the Vietnam War without allowing the government of South Vietnam to be defeated by Communists. Nixon decided to drop bombs on Cambodia. Some of the people in Congress were upset with his decision, saying that it seemed that he was making the unpopular war more widespread. Nixon answered that he was only trying to end the war swift ...
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Richard Nixons Administation - 1,089 words
... et the American people know that Eagleton had been in a mental hospital several times, and was still taking medication for depression. McGovern stood behind Eagleton, but Eagleton was soon forced to give up his nomination. McGovern searched nervously for a replacement. Edward Kennedy, the last living brother of Ex-President John F. Kennedy, and five other candidates refused his offer. Soon Edward Kennedys brother-in-law accepted McGovern offer. After that terrible news, the Democrats never got back in the race. The Republicans were always in the news everyday, whether good or bad. On September 15, 1972, the first charges were made against seven people involved in the break-in. The FBI co ...
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Greenberets - 1,015 words
History 14 - Professor Barbara M. Kelly As I thought about my question, What role does the media play, in war?; I wondered how the best way to present this topic. One book that I read to help get a feel of the meaning of the Vietnam conflict was The Green Berets, by Robin Moore. The more and more I read this book, I started to analyze it in a different perspective. This book in fact had everything to do with my proposed question and I will show you why. I also intend to contrast the styles used in both the Vietnam conflict and the Gulf War. In order for me to best depict what The Green Berets means, we must first learn how this book came to be. But even before that I must begin by letting th ...
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Leaders And Their Lies - 1,523 words
Merriam-Webster defines morality as conformity to ideals of right human conductso what could have raised eyebrows thirty years ago may very well be commonly acceptable today. Scandals are framed in the context of what is socially acceptable behavior. The majority of presidents of the United States have endured or faced some sort of scandal during their terms of office. One recent wrongdoing, however, stands out in the minds of many Americans. William Jefferson Clinton faced what is probably the most notorious presidential offense in recent history. His presidential campaign was tainted when Gennifer Flowers came forward and confessed to having an affair with the then governor of Arkansas, Bi ...
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The Political Career Of Richard Nixon - 1,250 words
... tes' relationship with communist countries around the globe as he became the first US president to visit the city of Moscow on May 20, 1972. He met with the Soviet leader Brezhnev and signed the SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) treaty (Aitken, 1993, 438). As the presidential election of 1972 came close, Nixon was almost guaranteed of re-election, as his visits to Beijing and Moscow won him great popularity back home. The American economy had also been improving steadily under the Nixon Administration- inflation was down to 2.7 percent; GNP was growing at the rate of 6.3 percent; incomes were increasing at 4 percent; and federal taxes were down by 20 percent for an average family si ...
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