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    investigation I will be discussing the controversial question regarding Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon. I will start by explaining the events that led to Nixon’s pardoning, which is his suspected involvement in the Watergate Scandal. Then I will discuss the actual pardon and what Ford’s speech said. Lastly, I will explain how the pardon protected the Presidency and stopped tension from arising in the United States. The method I will use to prove if the pardon was right or not is by talking about Ford’s reasons for the pardon, the nation’s view, and what could have happened if the pardon did not occur. Ford had good reasons for giving Nixon the pardon and this pardon prevented the Watergate Scandal from blowing up and having a bigger effect on America. Summary of Evidence President Nixon had a rocky end to his presidency with his suspected involvement in the Watergate Scandal. He was nearly impeached, but resigned before the process was finished. The Watergate Scandal was a break into the Democratic National Committee Office (President Gerald R Ford). It was suspected…

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    1972 Watergate Scandal

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    the House impeached him, the Senate would convict him. On August 8, 1974, with no alternative left, Nixon announced he would resign. The vice president, Gerald Ford, assumed the presidency the next day. The new president faced many difficulties. Besides having to handle the continuing legal and political concerns surrounding Richard Nixon, domestic and international challenges thrived. In a surprise announcement made to the nation on September 8, Ford granted the former president a “full,…

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    He is faced with the huge decision of deciding to pardon the former president or not. In President Gerald Ford's mind, he saw the best course of action to take was to pardon Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate Scandal in order to easy tensions about it and put it behind us. "Ford justified this decision by claiming that a long, drawn-out trial would only have further polarized the public."(A&E Television Group) While this seemed like the best course of action to take, it did not sit well…

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    The Watergate Scandal

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    and principles found in the Word of God, and being consistent with those principles that they teach” (M.Moore, et. Al, 2003). Readings state that Nixon knew about the Watergate Espionage operation before it happened but he tried to cover it up, raising “hush money” for burglars, and in a persistent effort to stop the FBI from investigating the crime. Was it biblical to pardon him? Was it ethical? “All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God” (Rms 3:23). We may have tried to…

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    He had tried to edit and refuse to give in tape recordings in order to cover up his connection. I feel that Nixon could have been charged with obstruction of justice when he refrained from complying with the proper procedures when being questioned and asked for the recordings. I also believe he should have been charged with being an accessory to a burglary. I believe President Nixon resigned from office because he knew that he was going to be impeached and probably have to do some time in…

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    Anonymous said “The word ‘forgive’ means to wipe the slate clean, to pardon, to cancel a debt, when we wrong someone, we seek their forgiveness in order for the relationship to be restored. Forgiveness is not granted because a person deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is an act of love, mercy and grace. Forgiveness is a decision to not hold something against another person, despite what they have done to you” (Anonymous.1). Sin is an immoral act committed by a person against the divine law.…

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    (Hamilton). As the new president, John Ford, was going through his interviews, the topic of the Watergate scandal was constantly being brought up, that was the topic of every discussion. Ford hoped to bring an end to the scandal and to the questioning, so on September 8th, 1974, he gave a full pardon to Nixon for all of his wrongdoings without full reasoning that Nixon wasn’t the one to devise the plan (Stachecki). American Citizens believed that Ford’s decision showed the strength of the…

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    Pearl is “the scarlet letter, only capable of being loved, and so endowed with a millionfold the power of retribution…” (p64) As a symbol of her sin, Hester dresses up Pearl to look nice just like she does to the scarlet letter itself. This is Hester’s way of overcoming her tribulation, she is, nevertheless, constantly aware of her shortcomings… “Thou must gather thine own sunshine. I have none to give thee!” (p54) As time passes, Hester’s endurance and determination shines through. Many…

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    to gain. The Pardoner uses this idea to further benefit himself, manipulating their guilt and coercing them to do what he wants and ultimately succeeding. Now, while there is a presence of betrayal in the story, there are some things that are made obvious to the reader to the point where one could easy point out the hypocritical sense of it. The Pardoner embodies hypocrisy. Right at the start of his prologue he explains how he indulges in the very sins he preaches against. He makes no attempt…

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    The U.S specifically has dependably been vigorously needy upon exports. The main objective of any organization 's export endeavors is generally to expand benefits by exploiting opportunities in outside business sectors that does not exist in the local business sector (p.8). Exporters could normally accomplish quicker deals development and higher net revenues. Remote markets regularly give help from developing household markets, as well as increasing rivalry from imports. Furthermore, as…

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