Monday, June 9, 2014

Watergate (Infographic)

Nixon and the Watergate Scandal

The way I tried to deal with Watergate was the wrong way.
Richard Nixon

The 5 W's

Who? President Richard Nixon and the Comitee to Re-Elect the President (CRP)
What? Cheated in the re-election, broke into homes, obstructed justice, taped phone calls, tried to use federal power to shut down an investigation, and tried to silence the free speech of a newspaper.
When? Everything from the break-in to the resignation went on from June 17th of 1972 to August 9th of 1974.
Where? Washington D.C., the capital city of the United States.
Why? At first this was only to get Nixon re-elected for office, then it was to keep him from being impeached and even later it was to keep them from going to jail.
People Who Believed Nixon Was Innocent in mid-1974People Who Did NotAbout 3/4 of America!0100

From the Beginning of the Trial, Compared to the End of the Trial

People Who Believed Nixon Was InnocentPeople Who Did NotOnly about half of the country!0100

Effects of Watergate on...

The people involved- Nixon went free, but more than thirty officials involved were imprisoned
The American Public- They became more cynical and less trusting of their politicians. By the end of the scandal only 36% of people still trusted their government to do the right thing according to a poll.
The Republican Party- They lost 48 seats in the House of Representatives and 8 seats in Senate during the next election.
The Media- The media did not look for the full stories anymore. They were quicker to look for and expose scandals.
International Relationships- America's reputation and image was damaged all over the world.
The Legislation- After the Watergate Scandal 3 laws were either amended or added.

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