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Although twenty five years has passed since the notorious President Nixon resigned from office the infamous legacy left by Richard Nixon and his administration will never be forgotten leaving the American people with a distrust among American Politicians and disrespect for the American Presidency Among the scandals that have gone through the White House there was not one as corrupt as unfortunate and as deceiving like the Watergate Scandal Richard Nixon took advantage of his Presidency believing that he could do anything he wanted When the President does it its not illegal Because he believed this he and others in the White House performed illegal actions to secure his re-election in 1972 and then did even more to cover up the Watergate Watergate had such an impact on the American people because it was a hard slap in the face when you realize how corrupt your President really is Before this incident the simple title of President was glorified people respected who the President was and everything he stood for What Nixon did damaged the title by lying and cheating The faith in the President has been lost It was 1972 and the United States had been going through great despair While fighting in Vietnam and finishing the 1960s with assassinations and major civil rights movements the people in turmoil needed to a leader who could hopefully turn the United Sates around They thought that the man in office was just the person to accomplish all these things But in reality Nixon was hardly a man of dignity and morality He was deceitful and dishonest Perhaps because of the hardships that America was going through the shock of a bad President could not have come at a more inconvenient time One of the reasons that Watergate left such a legacy was because it destroyed the faith of the American people not only in the Presidency but in other political offices The depressing reality
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