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    “I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go Communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people”. Henry Kissinger, then National Security Adviser and future secretary of state, said a few months prior to self-proclaimed Marxist, Salvador Allende's democratic election as President of Chile. This quote encapsulates American political ideology during the Cold War and sheds light on the nature of the Allende regime that was toppled just three years after its democratic victory. The statement from Henry Kissinger expresses the United States' sentiment towards Allende and the platform on which his campaign ran. Why was the United States so scared of a potentially successful Allende presidency? He was a self-proclaimed Marxist,…

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    Throughout the many years in American history battles, conflicts, and turning points have shaped who we are and how we act today. But specifically the year of 1975 was the biggest defining year in U.S. History. Being the only President to resign from office, Richard Nixon was accused of being involved in a conspiracy to cover-up illegal espionage and sabotage of Democratic Presidential candidate George McGovern's campaign in 1972. This conspiracy known as the Watergate scandal created a…

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    Before the summer of 1972, Watergate was nothing more than the name of an expensive, luxurious hotel in Washington D.C. Nobody would have predicted that this hotel would be associated with the biggest political scandal in the history of the USA.This scandal would ultimately led to President Nixon’s resignation and the loss of American trust in their leaders.Therefore, the Watergate Scandal was a bad influence on American history. It all began with the politics in the 1960’s during the time in…

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    Media Scandal Watergate

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    Now that you know about how the media informs the public we will move on to how the media exposes government corruption or controversies and how the government reacts to the exposure of these controversies by inspecting the intense scandal Watergate, which occurred under Richard Nixon’s administration. Details of how this scandal happen are bizarre, first, five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the hotel Watergate who was caught and was carrying thirty-five hundred…

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    The Intelligence Committee is a select committee; it specializes in, and is responsible for, the oversight of intelligence activities and programs of the United States (GovTrack). Their prerogative is to ensure that the intelligence activities of the United States are within constitutional law. In order to execute and enforce this objective, they propose legislation and provide legislative oversight. Due to its importance, this committee is present in both the House and Senate (GovTrack). The…

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    Vietnam and the Watergate scandal affected popular trust in the government. During his 1968 campaign, Nixon promised that he had a “secret plan” to put an end the Vietnam War. Once he was in office, he created a new policy called Vietnamization. With this, U.S. troops would slowly be withdrawn while South Vietnamese troops, backed by U.S. bombing, would take up fighting. However, Vietnamization did not end the war or end the antiwar movement like Nixon had planned. In early 1970, Nixon ordered…

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    In 1970, the Beatles break up, and a Palestinian group hijacks five planes. In 1971, the London Bridge is brought to the US and the UK changes their currency system to decimal systems for currency. In 1972, the Watergate scandal begins and pocket calculators are introduced. Also in this year, Mark Spitz Wins Seven Gold Medals. In 1973, the Sears Tower is built and the US pulls out of Vietnam. In 1974, the Terracotta Army is discovered in China and Mikhail Baryshnikov Defects. In 1975, the…

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    Richard Nixon was the thirty-seventh United States President from January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974. President Nixon originally tried to run for U.S. President and John F. Kennedy beat him in 1960. After the untimely passing of President Kennedy, Vice President Johnson took over. At the end of Johnson’s almost two terms, President Nixon finally won the election. Taking office in January of 1969, Nixon began a series of campaigns that benefitted the United States’ foreign policy; he created…

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    1963-1974 Research Paper

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    Americans experienced many periods of crisis between the years of 1963-1974. Many problems occurred and the nation was faced with these problems during this time period. I will get into this in the coming paragraphs. This era also brought change to America’s culture and the way that we did things and once again I will get into this in the coming paragraphs. First I will get into some of the problems we faced as a nation during that era. Starting with a brief history during this time period…

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    A President’s Demise The Watergate scandal was definitely significant during the second of President Nixon’s’ two terms. At first, the public chose not to put too much attention towards the Watergate burglary. It was clear that the scandal required more attention than previously assumed. The more that people began to dig into the story, the more people realized how it seemed connected to the White House and more specifically, Nixon. The specific people hired for the burglary began suspicion.…

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