“We are all in it together. This is a war. We take a few shots and it will be over. We will give them a few shots and it will be over. Don’t worry. I wouldn’t want to be on the other side right now.…I want the most comprehensive notes on all those who tried to do us in. They didn’t have to do it. If we had had a very close election and they were playing the other side I would understand this. No—they were doing this quite deliberately and they are asking for it and they are going to get it.…We have not used the Bureau, and we have not used the Justice Department, but things are going to change now.…And who the hell are they after? They are after us. It is absolutely ridiculous. It is not going to be that way anymore.”Transcript of President Nixon speaking to John Dean in the Oval Office, September 15, 1972U.S. Congress, House. National Archives.
21. The sentiments expressed in the excerpt above are most consistent with which of the following political challenges?
22. Which of the following resulted from the eventual disclosure of the above conversation?
a. Reduced public confidence and trust in the federal governmentb. Supreme Court decisions expanding the power of the federal governmentc. A newly energized conservative movementd. Clashes between conservatives and liberals over social issues and movements for greater individual rights23. The excerpt above most directly contributed to renewed debates about