In my opinion, Richard Nixon Should have resigned. The Office of the President, was tarnished by Richard Nixon in such a manner that the White House became a joke to the American people and a laughing stock to the rest of the world. Richard Nixon should have resigned as he did and should have been edited for his crimes.
Most Americans are shocked to find out that we aren't really sure what all Richard Nixon knew about Watergate, at this point; he may not have known about it before it happened. Perhaps one day we will know more. He could have remained President until forced out of office. However, it was a good thing to resign, since the country was in turmoil about what happened. I feel it brought more peace to the country and was more mature of him to resign, and let Gerald Ford assume the presidency.