The Watergate was an American political scandal which occurred when Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, was running for reelection against his democratic rival, George Stanley McGovern. During the election, the democratic national headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington DC were broken into and bugs were planted, and it was later revealed that the five burglars had ties not only to the government, but to the White House itself. During this investigation, FBI prosecutors discovered that the Director of the FBI, L. Patrick Gray, had helped with the
Institutions Over the past few years, the nation has been temporarily outraged by many different government scandals such as the leak of a CIA agent’s cover by their own government; the firing of United States Attorneys who weren’t blindly loyal to the administration; the suspension of habeas corpus rights, the friendly-fire death and subsequent cover-up of soldier Pat Tillman; the warrantless wiretapping of American citizens. That last scandal is in the news again, because the President managed to have the laws changed retroactively, so his once-illegal surveillance program is now the law of the land. The military has covered up many things that have happened in the past to prevent from ruining their reputation and to discourage people from
Vietnam: Effects on America- http://www.glynn.k12.ga.us/BHS/academics/junior/durham/daniels11885/home.html Part 3- Why was the Watergate scandal so important? It was important because, President Richard Nixon got caught with many crime charges. He got elected out of office for many of the crimes. The purpose of this was to explain what Watergate Scandal was, what happened to President Nixon. The original audience of this would have been the publics, from the government.
This was in 1974 when five men broke into the democratic national headquarters to try to bug it to gain information. This scandal was ultimately traced back to President Richard Nixon when officials found out about secret tapes he had used to tape conversation he had about the scandal. In the end president resigned and many of the men surrounding him in the
HIST101-1403B-05 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century Phase 2 Social Unrest and Watergate Individual Project September 1, 2014 The Watergate burglaries, took place May 28 and June 17, 1972. There were five men who were apprehended inside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building during the second burglary. After being caught during the second burglary these individuals implicated themselves on other counts and charges by voluntarily telling investigators about having committed a previous break in. During the investigation of one of the 5 men arrested James McCord turned up information that Nixon had known of the burglary and attempted to cover up any White House involvement. The evidence that surfaced was able to link Nikon to destroying key documents to cover-up of the break in as well as uncovering that the Nixon reelection committee had run “dirty schemes and tricks” during the campaign against the Democrats.
There are several examples of lobbying successes in the UK, pressure group Amnesty International participated in protests after five men suspected of conspiring to commit terrorism had had their bank accounts blocked and assets frozen, without any hard evidence they were terrorists. The Supreme Court later stated that this was a breach of human rights. This example shows that pressure groups can have massive influence over the many levels of government by bringing a case in front of the Supreme Court. If it wasn’t for the pressure groups, these cases would not have been brought to the Supreme Court and the ruling could not have happened. Another factor contributing to their overwhelming power is that members of Parliament are not policy specialists.
The scandal was made even more captivating by the obvious intentions of those in charge to cover it up. One such piece of evidence was the revelation of the White House taping system, and more notably the 18 and 1/2 minutes of a recording that was speculated to be intentionally erased. This became known as “The 18 and 1/2 Minute Gap”. The gap is believed by many to be the discus-sions of President Richard Nixon and his Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman. According to Halde-man’s notes of their meeting that day, one of the topics of conversation was the arrests at the Watergate Complex.
The Los Angeles Riots of 1992 was an extremely controversial time in American history and also a great stepping stone for civil rights. Rodney King, a parolee under the influence of alcohol, although it had been assumed that he was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the arrest, had run red lights and stop signs and was chased down and detained in South Central Los Angeles on March 3rd, 1991 in the Lake View Terrace district. During his arrest, a local resident caught video of a violent beating on Rodney King by four members of the Los Angeles Police Department. This became a rallying cry for activists in and around Los Angeles and other places in the United States. The video that was captured shows four white police officers clubbing and kicking Rodney King repeatedly.
Cheney’s Law and Obama’s Deal are both examples of executive leadership and decision making cause and effects that have been embraced in our country. Three decades Vice President Dick Cheney conducted a secretive campaign to give the president virtually unlimited wartime power. Cheney and his lawyer David Addington persuaded the department to grant President George W. Bush the power to detain, interrogate, torture, wiretap and spy and without congressional approval or judicial review. Obama promised change, then he took on one of the toughest issues in Washington the healthcare reform and he angered his political base, watched his popularity sink, and nearly failed to pass the bill. David Addington and Dick Cheney shared many similar
Event Analysis Can terrorist attacks impact foreign policies? Terrorist attacks such as the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States became a revolutionary shift in how the world collectively viewed ways to fight against terrorism on the of international politics level. Finding ways to safeguard its national interest became a major factor with the international relationships with other countries. September 11, 2001 was a horrific act of terrorism that was the most unexpected and worse terrorist attacks in history. Many people died that day, and many people today still mourn the losses.