Did Watergate mark a turning point in politics

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System of checks and balances re-established, led to attempt by Congress to hold President, Federal Government, and intelligence agencies accountable
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Short-term, it led to the Democrats winning the 1974 mid-term elections and the 1976 presidential elections
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Watergate led to laws being introduced that reduced presidential power
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The media was now able to limit what the President can do (Carter in Iran)
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Ended Imperial Presidency
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1975 the Hughes- Ryan Amendment required the President to report to Congress on all under-cover operations
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Set a Precedent where by Presidents could be brought to task for illegal actions and covert actions
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An increase disillusionment amongst the electorate that is still here today
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Confidence and trust in the federal government had already been eroded. due to Vietnam War, assassination of JFK, the Pentagon Papers and the bombing of Cambodia
Not a Turning Point
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Didn't stop illegal action by later presidents e.g. Reagan and Clinton
Not a Turning Point
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Reagan demonstrated that the imperial presidency can be revived e.g. the Iran-Contra Affair
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Importantly, American democracy and political system survived, very little changed
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Re-enforced the suspicion of 'big government' politics
Not a Turning Point
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Several Laws on Campaign Finance, freedom of information and government openness, also limits in place on fundraising for elections
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Changed the way media reported politic, new focus on catching politicians out
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Long-term, led to revitalisation, more conservative Republicans
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Many people focused their support on new pressure groups rather than on mainstream political parties
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