What part did the U.S. Supreme Court play in the Watergate scandal?
5. What part did the U.S. Supreme Court play in the Watergate scandal?
It ruled that crimes committed by a president while in office were not pardonable.
It prevented Congress from impeaching Nixon on grounds of obstruction of justice.
It ruled that Nixon had to turn over all of the audio tapes of White House conversations.
It overturned the firing of special prosecutors by the U.S. Attorney General.
6. What important element of the Watergate scandal, investigation, and court cases was not covered by the Constitution?
criminal prosecution after impeachment
disqualification from holding office
7. Which best describes one lasting effect of the Watergate scandal?
Most Americans gained a greater appreciation for the difficulties and hardships of politics.
Presidents were no longer able to be indicted for crimes once leaving office.
The impeachment process was altered through a constitutional amendment.
Many Americans lost faith in their government and became cynical about politics.
8. Who was president immediately following Richard Nixon, and how did he become president?
Carter; he was elected by Congress
Carter; he became president when Nixon resigned
Ford; he was appointed by the Supreme Court
Ford; he became president when Nixon resigned