The Watergate Scandal

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The Watergate Scandal has cast a shadow over what should be considered great presidency. One would be hard pressed to find anyone nowadays who would admit that two time Richard Nixon did anything more than wiring tapings. The point could be made that compared to the NSA controversy of today, Watergate is small potatoes in regards to the government's prowess in the public of today's private lives. But two wrongs do not make a right, and just because one President tapped more phones than the other does not mean that Nixon should get a pass. This does not mean however, that Richard Nixon was a terrible president. Although he participated in some unsavory activities, as one could find in many presidencies, Nixon was secretly a great president.
Who is Richard Nixon
Richard Milhouse Nixon was born on January 9th, 1913. He grew up on a lemon ranch with his parents Frank and Hannah Nixon. Until he joined the Wingert and Bewley lawfirm, he worked in his father's grocery store. He married his wife, Pat, on June 21st 1940. He ran for Congress in 1946, and won his seat over the democratic congressman Jerry Voorhis, gaining over 15,000 more votes than Voorhis.
Nixon was a member of the HUAC, or House of Un-American Activities Committee, whose purpose was to find and snuff out Communism in the United States. In 1948, Nixon took over and investigation of a State Apartment official Alger Hiss, whom was suspected of spying for the USSR during the second World War. This gained notoriety for Nixon as most people claimed that Hiss was innocent, but Nixon did not give up his investigation, though decades later, the government declassified the files that revealed Hiss' guilt. He was re-elected to Congress the same year. In 1950, Nixon gave up his se...

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...y longer, funds for the program were cut to one third what was initially promised to the AVRN for training and supplies.
In 1973, a peace treaty was signed by the US, PAV, and AVRN, called the Paris Peace Accords. The PPA declared the end of US involvement in Vietnam, and temporarily halted fighting in hopes of North and South Vietnam coming to an agreement. While the PPA did stop fighting for a small while, it let North Vietnam keep their footholds in the South. Furthermore, President Nixon promised that the US would once again intervene if the PAV violated the agreement. Once Nixon resigned as President of the United States of America, North Vietnam took advantage, pressuring South Vietnam, and continuing their attacks, knowing that the now in-power Democratic Party would not defend the AVRN. Had Nixon stayed in office, Vietnam may have been a free country today.

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