Why Is Richard Nixon Unethical

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Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States and currently the only president to have resigned from office. From 1969 to 1974 Nixon held office after a new wave of conservatism due to the College students marches that consequently turned into riots over anti-war Vietnam sentiment. Furthermore the Democratic Party split due to polarization over the involvement of the United States in the war. According to The Enduring Vision President Nixon had a tendency to be paranoid and fearful of any political opponent; including an “enemies list” where he kept all political opponents in check. During his reelection campaign, keeping in mind the loss against JFK in 1960 and narrow win in 1968, he created the Committee to Re-Elect the President(aka CREEP). The organization funneled millions of dollars into using unethical methods to mess with the opponent; and hiring spies to investigate Nixon’s own administration leaker or leakers who were leaking classified documents such as the pentagon papers. Nixon claimed to the reason to eliminate such threat was a matter of national security. Thugs hired by CREEP were subsequently named to …show more content…

So the early morning of June, 1972 Nixon ordered his plumbers to break and bug/wiretap the Democratic National Committee Headquarters located in Watergate apartments(The scandal’s name was named after the location of where the crime occurred). Unfortunately for the president, the mission was a failure and the plumbers were arrested.
The White House administration were quick to deny any wrongdoing in the Watergate scandal, stating “no one in the White House staff, no one in this administration presently employed was involved in this bizarre incident...”(The Enduring

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