The Nixon Resignation: The Watergate Scandal

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The Nixon Resignation How would you feel if you could not trust someone? What if that someone was a great importance to your country? You would most likely feel betrayed, unable to believe a single word uttered from their lips. You would not want them to have any influence on the matters of your country. This how America felt when they found out that President Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, was a part of the covering up of the Watergate Scandal. It traumatized the entire nation and forced President Nixon to resign. Nixon resigned because he felt he had no choice whatsoever. He knew it was best for all Americans. He also knew it was best for the entire country and that he would have been impeached in the end. Everyone knew it was best in several ways. Even Nixon himself knew and some say he fulfilled his duties to his country by resigning. On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested while breaking into and wiretapping the Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C., which was illegal. Back in May, the burglars had broken in to bug the office’s phones and steal copies of top-secret documents (Watergate Scandal, History). But something had gone wrong with the wiretaps, so that, in June, they returned …show more content…

They all began to think there was a “larger scheme afoot” (Watergate Scandal, History). During it all, some of the conspirators began to break under the pressure of holding the cover-up on their shoulders. A few of Nixon’s aides confessed to the president’s crimes. They confessed that Nixon had taped (secretly) every single conversation that was held in the Oval Office. If anyone could get their hands on those tapes, they would have all the proof they needed on the president’s

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