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If the White House Walls Could Talk

Uploaded by birdhouse211 on Nov 18, 2000

They paint over me so many times as if they could cover up my memories. My memories cannot be covered up or erased, just as your memories they go on forever. I will never forget the Watergate scandal and Richard Nixon or women’s rights from the mid-1800s to the 1900s.

During the Watergate scandal, President Nixon corrupted justice, created a constitutional crisis, and eventually was forced to resign. President Richard Nixon corrupted justice. He led CREEP, which is the Republican committee for the re-election of the President. They sabotaged the Democratic Party. They were the actual burglars. CREEP were the people who really went into the Watergate apartments to wiretap and photograph documents. They raised tens of millions of dollars illegally for Nixon’s reelection. Nixon alone without the people who worked under him hid tapes that contained evidence of the Watergate scandal. He only submitted excerpts from the tapes that made him look innocent. I remember when Nixon refused to hand over any of the other tapes. He claimed “executive privilege” and “separation of powers.” From what the other walls and I saw after he was forced by the Senate to turn in the rest of the evidence he displayed complete dishonesty. He ignored lawful subpoenas; at least that is what the oval walls of Nixon’s office told everyone. One of the West Wing’s walls told me of speech he made saying he knew nothing of the Watergate cover-up and the nine months after the whole incident occurred he gave a speech taking responsibility and blame for the whole thing.

The only good thing that I saw come out of the Watergate scandal was that it made the nation stronger. The United States of America survived a true constitutional test. It proved that impeachment is successful. Connecticut’s Judge John Sirica, North Carolina’s Senator Sam Ervin, and Professor Archibald Cox prosecuted Nixon for the Watergate scandal. The nation proved that no person is above the law and demonstrated that the president must be held to strict accountability. The House Judiciary Committee recommended that he be impeached July of 1974. By the time Nixon found out about this he resigned. The Watergate scandal was the most amazing thing I can remember ever since the first time I was painted.

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Date:   11/18/2000

Category:   American History

Length:   2 pages (375 words)

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