Richard M. Nixon

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President Richard M. Nixon (1968-1974), by all accounts was one of the most successful champions of the American people. He eventually kept every promise he made to the public. Whereas, in reality President Nixon will forever be remembered as the most corrupt man in charge. Between the scandal of Watergate and its subsequent investigations that ultimately lead to his resignation, and eventual pardon. President Nixon’s contribution shall forever be shadowed. John F. Kennedy, a man, a myth, and a legend was the Democratic nominee in 1960, his opposition was Richard M. Nixon. Most today would automatically assume that Kennedy won by a landslide, his charisma and famed presidency was incomparable. Kennedy was a superstar. However, it was quite …show more content…
Nixon wrote in the letter received by the committee during its noon recess yesterday. “None has been transcribed or made public and none will be." Amazingly, sending this matter to the Supreme Court. The historic resignation by Nixon was a culmination of events beginning with the “Watergate” scandal leading to the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision forcing Nixon to hand over the White House tapes, and an overabundance of evidence to support Nixon’s involvement with at the very least a cover-up. Nixon was charged with three articles of impeachment they are as follows listed by the National Archive, Article I, Obstruction of Justice, Article II, Abuse of Power, and Article III is in concern with a criminal cover-up and violations with regards to the constitution. The American people were still reeling from the Vietnam conflict, and Nixon scandal only furthered their disillusion about the sanctity of the White House. Nixon by all rights was a corrupt and crooked individual, however, his presidential accomplishments are astounding. Yet still he shall never be remembered for his contributions to peace, the environment, civil rights, and statehood, but rather as a disgrace to American politics. One can’t help but wonder if Nixon tactics were commonplace and his only downfall was that he was

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