GED Social Studies : Other Modern Events and Effects

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GED Social Studies

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Example Questions

Example Question #3 : Modern United States

The Watergate Scandal occurred during the Presidency of __________

Possible Answers:

Richard Nixon.

Ronald Reagan.

Jimmy Carter.

George H.W. Bush.

Bill Clinton.

Correct answer:

Richard Nixon.

Explanation:

The Watergate Scandal occurred in the early 1970s, following a break-in at the Democratic Party headquarters in 1972. It brought about the end of Richard Nixon’s Presidency, after it was revealed that Nixon and his advisors had violated several codes of conduct. This resulted in Nixon’s attempted impeachment and subsequent resignation. It represents an important turning point in American history when, according to many historians, the American public permanently lost faith in the honesty and efficacy of it’s political leaders.

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