It was an American Political scandal and a conflict in the 1970’s and also led to the resignation of president Nixon. When president Nixon was running for re-election, there was burglary in the office of Watergate. They learned that the burglars were part of a plan Nixon had, and that the white house held proof. When the held the proof finally rise, congress pressured Nixon to tell them everything. But the proof was then destroyed, eliminating any links from the burglars to the president.
Then the Lower House (House of Representatives) adopted three articles of impeachment against Nixon for his crimes. Instead of having the case go the Senate for trial, Nixon resigned from office. So U.S.S.C. checked president, and House of Reps. also checked president. Executive Privilege: Confidential communications between the president and his advisers do not have to be disclosed.
On august 8th 1974 president Nixon release his resignation speech to the world. Nixon did this because of the Watergate scandal. Nixon knew that he was going to be impeached, so he didn’t want that event to be strung on. President Nixon never stated that he had anything to do with the Watergate break-in. president Nixon was arguably one of the best presidents this country has ever had, but he was one of the most corrupt.
The Watergate Scandal In the Federalist Papers #51, President James Madison argues that separations of power are necessary because “men are not angels”. This separation between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches ensures that no one branch becomes too powerful, but with this separation ultimately problems are bound to occur. Over the history of the United States, many conflicts have arisen between the various branches over conflicting interests, with a notable conflict between the legislative and executive branches being the Watergate Scandal. This conflict, which took place during the Richard Nixon administration, resulted in the first resignation of a United States president in history. 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.
The President went forward to accuse the Democrats for conspiring to remove him from office because he had refused to boost their high support prices. Consequently, he admitted for not supervising his campaign staff adequately thereby leading to the Watergate scandal. During the televised speech, the President was noted to be nervous and was even misspelling some of his words but he still managed to control himself and plead his
Domestic Policies: Bush retained many of Reagan’s cabinet. Collided with the Democrats in Congress over his nomination of former Senator John Tower as secretary of Defense – womanizer, heavy drinker, and brawler; the Senate rejected the cabinet appointment, the first such occasion since 1959. Legislative Agenda: Bush vetoed to keep the Democrats from making too liberal decisions for example raising minimum wage. Resolution Trust Corporation – liquidate the failed Savings and Loans and rescue the still-viable ones – gave $166 billion to close or merge bankrupt savings and loan firms. Treasury gave $500 billion to keep financial markets from being rocked by bad judgment of bankers and politicians.
Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt were both apparent victims of being the wrong president at the wrong time. Their attempts to end the depression, although Hoover's a appeared more futile, were noble efforts on their behalf's considering the circumstances that they were enduring at the time. In many ways, both of these Presidents could not have don't much more to attempt to pull the country out of the Great Depression. Hoover was plagued with a rigid personality and a Democrat Congress that knew there was no better way of placing a Democrat in the White House than make the depression appear to be a Republican doing. FDR on the hand came in when American where willing to try just about anything to pull themselves up.
It is supported through murder of Mr. Were where the judge of the case accused the state of trying to cover up the murder by “cover up the DNA test results”( Judge Accuses State of Cover-Up in Were Murder) Also in the case of James (Whitey) Bulger was a big time crime lord but by being an “informant….government did not vigorously pursue during his trial” (Seelye, Katharine Q) Both of the stories had ways where their connections that allowed them to not be prosecuted for a certain period of time. Though in the Bulger case his connections in the CIA granted him immunity ran out as, he was then charged with all the murders that he committed over 50 years ago. Money and connections can only get you so far. The president used his connections to not be prosecuted what he thought was indefinitely was soon found out by Elise.
In January 1973 the seven indicted men were tried before the U.S. District court in Washington, D.C. Five had plead guilty and two were convicted of illegal wiretapping, burglary, and conspiracy. American’s began to notice the possibility of the break-in being a part of a program of espionage which caused the U.S. Senate to conduct an investigation. When the senate had discovered that Nixon had been recording all phone conversations that were held in the oval office, there was no longer a way to cover up the scandal which had occurred. When the people have an administration under a President accused of being part of a cover-up of criminal activity, it shakes their faith in government and leads to a questioning of the morals of their leaders. (Leanne Belair, 2007) On August 8, 1974 Nixon had resigned as president of the United States to avoid being the first president being convicted in a Senate impeachment trial.
At the start of his second term of presidency, Jackson vetoed the charter of the second bank. In his veto statement he justified his reasoning as claiming the bank to be favoring the wealthy and not supportive of the rights of the common man. He also declared the recharter unconstitutional, saying that the federal government did not have the authority to establish an institution that would not equally benefit citizens. The bank veto can be seen as one of the most democratic measures Andrew Jackson took during his presidency to enstill the idea of himself as a representative of all people. The veto is important because it decentralized the bank system but because it is an example of challenging the constitution and the president’s ability to veto, which concentrates more power in the executive branch fo the government so that there is limited influence by the elite and