The Resignation of President Richard Nixon

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Legal Brief/Background

During the year of 1972, a case submerged that shook the United State Supreme Court, as well as the world. Five intruders were caught breaking and entering into the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Democratic National Headquarters were responsible for various things, but one key aspect of their job was to raise money and organize campaigns for Democratic candidates, including the presidential candidate, George McGovern. Soon, word came out that those five intruders were tied to the White House; which at the time, occupied by Richard Nixon, who was a part of the Republican Party. Not long after being caught, Investigators discovered that Nixon and the intruders were possibly involved in the burglary. They discovered that Nixon and his team hired the five intruders to break into the Democratic offices to capture information that would assist in Nixon getting re-elected. Congress held several hearings to investigate the president and the intruders. During the investigation, the public revealed that President Nixon had a tape recorder in the Oval Office. Those tape recordings had conversations between the president and the intruders that could support some of the accusations against the crime. The prosecutor, Leon Jaworski, was in charge of the case and wanted to hear the tapes, but President Nixon didn’t feel he should have to give them up. After a fight and many people being fired, the federal court judge ruled that the president had to give up the recordings. Nixon then released forty three revised versions of the recordings. Unfortunately for Nixon, the tapes weren’t enough and the prosecutor defied the president in the United States District Court. The Dis...

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...journalistic work strengthened the media business, politics suffered greatly. The Government suffered as well because the feeling of trust is no longer abundant. Alexander Pope sums up how America has changes since the Scandal at Watergate. "Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace." (Think exist)

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