The Legacy of the Watergate Scandal: An Analysis of Public Perspectives and Political Implications Introduction During the Watergate Scandal, the American people became discouraged and disillusioned because their trust in the government had been betrayed. Investigations revealed that high White House officials up to and including President Richard Nixon were guilty of criminal abuses of power and obstructions of justice. These disturbing revelations generated nationwide demands for Impeachment, and ultimately lead to the resignation of President Nixon. Although Watergate was a traumatic period in American history, the actions of Congress in holding President Nixon accountable proved that not even the President is above the law and the...The end:
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