It strengthened our country Watergate was good for American politics for a number of reasons. First, it got Richard Nixon out of the White House. The only reason he wanted the position in the first place was for power and not for helping Americans. Second, the scandal reaffirmed the belief in freedom of the press. The public had a right to know what happened when Nixon tried to spy on his political rivals. Finally, Watergate saved America from further embarrassment brought to us by a bad president. It's good for the people to know what's really going on in government.