With this in mind, people can understand why such a fuss was caused when Nixon, involved for so long in government, was discovered to be part of the cover up. John Dean, a former counsel of Nixon, said Nixon had paid the burglars a lot of money to not say the White House was involved. D... ... middle of paper ... ...pen again. It also showed that we should pay attention to the news. Even though Watergate attracted minimal attention at first, it is now one of the most well know stories in the nation because the president ended up being involved and then resigned.
This is where the scandal occurred that would eventually lead to Nixon’s resigning of the Presidency. During the first break in, we do not really know what the burglar’s full intentions were. What we do know is that between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. on May 28, 1972, the burglars had attempted to unscrew a lock on a door that would allow access to the National Democratic Committee office. The burglars never gained access because they got nervous regarding the presence of the security officers. There is some thought that the burglars were after negative information that could be used against Nixon’s opponent (“5 held in Plot to Bug Democrats’ office” par.
THE WATERGATE SCANDAL Watergate is a hotel in Washington D.C. where the Democratic National Committee held their campaign headquarters. The current president at the time was Richard M. Nixon, who was involved in the scandal himself and which lead to the cause of his resignation. The Watergate scandal should not have happened, but it did and it caused the American people to judge less of their government system. The scandal began on June 17, 1972, with the arrest of five men who were caught in the offices of the Democrat’s campaign headquarters. Their arrest uncovered a White House sponsored plan of espionage against the political opponents and a trail of intrigue that led to some of the highest officials in the land.
In a press conference on August in 1972, President Nixon said that nobody on the White House Staff was involved in the crime. Most of the public accepted Nixon's word and dropped the questioning. But when the burglars went to trial four months later, the story changed rapidly from a small story to a national scandal. It ended only when Richard Nixon was forced from office. Watergate was connected to Vietnam, it eventually exposed a long series of illegal activities in the Nixon administration.
Legal Brief/Background During the year of 1972, a case submerged that shook the United State Supreme Court, as well as the world. Five intruders were caught breaking and entering into the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Democratic National Headquarters were responsible for various things, but one key aspect of their job was to raise money and organize campaigns for Democratic candidates, including the presidential candidate, George McGovern. Soon, word came out that those five intruders were tied to the White House; which at the time, occupied by Richard Nixon, who was a part of the Republican Party. Not long after being caught, Investigators discovered that Nixon and the intruders were possibly involved in the burglary.
The robbers who tried to wiretap the phones were not successful. more robbers broke into the Watergate building with a new microphone, but a guard noticed that they broke the locks on the doors. The guard called the police as soon as possible, they showed up and caught the crooks red handed and took the to jail. it was not completely clear that the crooks were connected to the president Richard Nixon. There were suspicions that they were connected to nixon because detectives found the white house phone number in the spies junk.
Wills called the police because everyone was supposed to be out of the building by then. Around 2:30am they arrested the five men who were found bugging t... ... middle of paper ... ... significant to the fact that Nixon must have been involved in the Watergate Scandal. There is no reason to try so hard to cover up something you were not a part of, which is why the president seemed to have been the reason behind the scandal. Works Cited Aron, Paul. Unsolved Mysteries.
The five men were charged with burglary and wiretapping. Throughout the next few months this minor break-in turned into a full blown political scandal. When first questioned about the situation in early 1973, Nixon denied all allegations that either he or any White House official was linked to the break-in. Later that year evidence was uncovered that linked several White House officials to the bre... ... middle of paper ... ...r the break-in. They revealed that Nixon had ordered the FBI to abandon its investigation of the break-in.
Richard Nixon was president during 1969-1974 and was the first president to resign from office. During this time there was a scandal known as the Watergate Scandal. It was about five men who broke into the watergate building and stole secret documents. They were caught, but some people believe Nixon was involved. He may have even tried to cover up the investigation using bribes.
The main focus of this book was to do research on The book “The Secret Man, The Story of Watergates Deep Throat,” written by Bob Woodward with a reporter’s assessment by Carl Bernstein, which is about a group of burglars who broke into the Watergate hotel in Washington DC on May of 1972. While breaking in the burglars left listening devices like voice recorders and attempted to wiretap phones so they could steal secret information and documents from the Democratic Party. Not only was this no ordinary robbery but the burglars were connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign. When Richard Nixon heard what happened, he tried to cover-up for his burglars by lying about what he knew and when he found out about what they did. According