Why Was Richard Nixon Impeached
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States of America. He was born in Yorba Linda, California and practiced Law at La Habra. He joined the United States navy and was able to become a Lieutenant Commander in World War II. He made a run on the position of the Vice President and became the youngest Vice President in the history of America.
He was the Vice President of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and tried to run for the Presidency during the 1960’s. However, he lost by a close margin against John F. Kennedy. He also tried to run as the governor of California and lost once again. Everyone thought that he was through with politics with his second lost and was surprised that he ran for the presidency on 1968. This time, he was able to win against Hubert Humphrey and became the 37th President of America.
The impeachment case was believed to have started when five burglars infiltrated the Democratic National Committee inside Washington. They were discovered and were arrested by the police. The burglars said that it was Nixon’s plot so that he can be re-elected as president. The Whitehouse and President Nixon denied the accusations.
He was then reported to have commanded a group (Known as the Plumbers) that will try to get political intelligence to potential political enemies. They had attacked a psychiatric office that holds information on Daniel Ellsberg, the defense analyst who had leaked the famous ‘Pentagon Papers, to the Press.
The U.S Senate then established a committee to handle the recent Presidential activities and investigated the sabotage made on Nixon’s behalf. On July 27 1974, the Committee has charged President Nixon with obstructions of Justice and abuse of power that ultimately lead to the impeachment of his position as the President of the United States.