Essay by vinni119 October 2004

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Thesis statement: Watergate could possibly be the worst scandal in

the history of the

United States.

1. Richard Nixon.

A. Family.

B. Political.

II. Latest scandals.

A. Iran Contra affair.

B. Whitewater affair.

Ill. Watergate.

A. Burglary.

B. Plumbers.

C. John F.Kennedy

IV. Investigation.

A. Reporters.

B. Special prosecutors.

C. Senate hearings.

D. Fight for tapes.

V. National Archives and Records Administration.

A. Material available for research.

B. Special Files Unit.

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VI. Outcome.

A. Sentences.

B. Constitutional.

VII. Conclusion.

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Political scandals are not strangers to the United States. They date

back as far as 1830, with the presidential sex scandal and Thomas

Jefferson, and in 1875 with the Whiskey Ring and President Ulysses S.

Grant (Time and Again 1). Today we have the Iran-Contra affair with

Ronald Reagan and Whitewater with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Even with

these, it can be argued that Watergate could possibly be the worst

scandal in the history of the United States.

Richard Milihous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States,

and the only President to ever resign his office. He was born the second

of five sons, in Yorba Linda, California. His parents were Francis

Anthony and Hannah Milhous Nixon. His career started in 1945 when he

accepted the candidacy for a seat in the 12th congressional district which

he won. He was elected to United States Congress in 1946, he then

entered into the Senate as the youngest member ever in 1951. Only a

short two years later he became the second youngest vice-president in

history at the age of thirty nine. He served two terms as vice President

under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1969 he won his bid for the

Presidency(Kinsella 3).

The Iran-contra affair was...