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Questions related to the Watergate scandal of 1972: Where a break-in at the Democratic National Committee occurred and the Nixon administration both cover-up of the break-in and resistance to the investigation lead to a constitutional crisis.

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Why did Richardson and Ruckelshaus resign during the Watergate "Saturday Night Massacre", rather than simply refuse?

On October 20, 1973, President Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was investigating the Watergate scandal. Richardson refused and handed in ...
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How did political participation change after Watergate?

Was there any notable change in political participation after Watergate?* If there were changes, were these more noticible within a particular party or level of government and to what extent are the ...
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Why was Henry Kissinger not affected by Watergate?

Why was he able to continue serving Ford? Wasn't his boss involved in the Watergate scandal? Did he not know anything about it?
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