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All the Presidents Men

All the presidents' men begins on June 17 1972 when five burglars broke into the Democratic National headquarters, which was located at the Watergate Hotel. Most of the Newspapers disregarded the story as just another break in but Two reporters for the Washington post stuck with the story till the End.

The two reporters named Carl Bernstien and Bob Woodward realized that this break in was some how involved in the up coming election but they did not know how. Their first move was to follow where the money for the break in came from. The Money led them to find a safe full of money that was to go to the Re-election of President Nixon. This Money came From the Committee to re-elect the president or CRP for sort. Woodward and Bernstien found out that CRP was performing illegal activities to re-elect the president and high white house officials were involved in the planning of there activities.

Woodward and Bernstein talked to Hugh Sloan. Hugh Sloan had control over the money in the safe at CRP. Woodward and Bernstien found Sloan by tracing a check that one of the buglers had in their possession. Sloan told them that Five High-ranking officials in the White House had control over the money in the safe but he would not give names. He also told them that the money went to political sabotage.

Woodward and Bernstein next move was to interview CRP sectaries and find out whatever Information they could on the officials at CRP. One Secretary mentioned the Name of Donald Segretti. She said there were many Checks written out to Segretti. So their next goal was to contact Segretti and figure out how he got the money and where he spent it. Woodward and Bernstien could not get a hold of Segretti very easily but when t...

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The American culture was portrayed very well in this novel. It shows how everyone in the U.S. trusted and supported they're elected officials and very rarely doubted them. It also portrays how political figures can get away with sabotaging a national election and get any with it without having criminal charges filed against them. The novel also portrays how people can lie to the American people and get away with it. It also portrays the American political culture as willing to do anything to win. It also shows political figures dedication to the president by doing anything to protect his reputation even going as far as to take the blame for a crime they had nothing to do with. Woodward and Bernstien accurately portray American culture at the height of the Watergate scandal.
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