Multiple choise - Watergate o The discovery that Nixon campaign workers had broken into and bugged the Democratic party headquarters in Washington

Multiple choise - Watergate o The discovery that Nixon...

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Watergate o The discovery that Nixon campaign workers had broken into and bugged the Democratic party headquarters in Washington, D.C. triggered the Watergate scandal that began in 1972 o Upon the arrest of the Watergate burglars, Nixon secretly plotted to conceal links between the burglars and the White House, while publicly denying any connection o Investigations by a grand jury and the Senate suggested that White House aides had been involved in the cover-up effort o In April 1973, Nixon accepted official responsibility for Watergate but denied any personal knowledge of the break-in or of a cover-up o Following 1972 election, Americans learned that President Nixon and his associates had been guilty of harassing “enemies” through illegal means – White House counsel John Dean implicated the president in efforts to cover up the Watergate burglary o The most damaging blow struck when Dean disclosed that al o l conversations in the Oval Office were taped o Senate investigating committee head Sam Ervin and independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox both demanded the release of the tapes, but Nixon refused – Supreme Court ordered them to be released o At the same time, more disclosures revealed Nixon’s misuse of federal funds and tax evasion o In August 1973, Nixon’s vice president, Spiro Agnew, resigned after an investigation revealed he had taken bribes while governor of Maryland o House minority leader Gerald Ford succeeded Agnew as vice president o In February 1974, the House of Representatives voted to begin an impeachment investigation o Tapes revealed Nixon ordered aides to cover up Watergate at every cost o In July 1974, the House of Representatives voted to begin an impeachment investigation o Tapes revealed Nixon ordered aides to cover up Watergate at every cost o In July 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach the president on three counts: obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress o To avoid impeachment , Nixon announced his resignation to a national television audience on August 8, 1974 o Acknowledging some incorrect judgments, Nixon insisted that he had always tried to do what was best for the nation The Ford Presidency and the 1976 Election o After President Nixon resigned from office in August 1974, he was pardoned by President Gerald Ford – concerned for Nixon’s health and wanted nation to move past Watergate o The Democrats nominated James Earl “Jimmy” Carter Jr o Before winning the presidency, Jimmy’s Carter o S political experience included serving as governor of Georgia o Carter, who carried his own bags, lived modestly, and taught a Bible class at his Baptist church, had considerable appeal after Nixon scandal, won election The “Outsider” Presidency of Jimmy Carter Retreat from Liberalism
o Jimmy Carter vowed “to help the poor and aged, to improve education, and to provide jobs” but at the same time “not to waste money.” o More comfortable with conservative Democrats and Republicans o

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