Effects of the Watergate Scandal

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  • Effects of the Watergate Scandel
    • Attitude to politicians
      • Undermined people's confidence in politics
      • Voted for president they thought they could trust
    • Nixon's reputation
      • Destroyed
      • Seen as untrustworthy
      • 31 of his advisors went to prison
    • Reputation abroad
      • Damaged reputation of USA, became a laughing stock
      • USSR used them as an example of corruption in a capitalist state
    • US constitution
      • showed how well legal systems worked
    • Powers of the government
      • they were reduced
      • set limits on election contributions
      • required president to consult congress before sending troops into combat
      • allowed citizens to access files government had on them
      • Could not use government money for own purposes


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