The Long-Term Effects Of Richard Nixon Political Scandal

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Because the Supreme court ruled against the president, Richard Nixon was the first president to ever resign from office. Some say because of this political scandal parts of the government were “cleansed” or improved. Some of Nixon's aides were even sent to federal prison. Congress passed laws for campaign financing, government ethics and freedom of information. A long-term effect was widespread distrust by the public, in the presidency and the U.S. political institution.

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