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The United States vs. Richard Nixon

In 1974, a case against President Richard Nixon was brought to the Supreme Court.  Nixon was charged for not keeping America's military, dimplomacy and national security secrets.  The Watergate scandal, occuring in the Watergate building in Washington D.C., caused all these charges.  In effect of these charges, Nixon resigned as President of the United States.  He resigned before he could be impeached.  Even though he resigned, he still had criminal charges against him.  President Geral Ford, who took over as President, gave Nixon a pardon, which removed all charges.  That ended the case.  This case is one of the major landmark cases in United States history.

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Richard Nixon and military soldier

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Nixon's resignition letter

Sources:

http://www.landmarkcases.org/nixon/home.html

http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/lessons/watergate_and_constitution/watergate_and_constitution.html

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Jordan Pangelinan
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