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Unformatted text preview: b. Washington Post i. Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein 4. Watergate Scandals a. Abuses of Power b. The Cover Up i. Tried to lie about the whole issue c. Watergate Tapes i. He had recorded most conversations, and those were used against him d. Resignation -1974 i. Before he could be impeached e. Spiro Agnew i. Indicted for fraud (corrupt financial deals etc) f. Gerald Ford i. Became president of US (was a very quiet period) 5. Historians and the Legacy of Watergate a. Inherent Corruption of Office i. Some said that presidents were always doing these things, Nixon was just the only person to get caught. b. Environment of 60s and 70s i. Nixon took steps beyond what a president would normally do c. Personality of Richard Nixon i. He was paranoid about his opposers, and the presidency d. Legacy of Cynicism...
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