Analysis Of The Watergate Scandal

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Watergate Scandal In June of 1972 there was a conspiracy involving president Richard Nixon and many of his staff members. They were trying to tamper with the reelection campaign of the president in the next term by tapping telephones, taping locks, and breaking into the office of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which was located in the Watergate building in Washington D.C. to steal secret documents. The government was not initially sure of the president was directly involved due to the fact that he had taken many steps to cover his tracks, including raising ‘Hush Money’ for the people involved and firing anyone proving to be uncooperative to his scheme.He also tried to stop the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) from investigating the issue, by destroying evidence and clues that could lead back to his illegal activities. In august of 1974 his involvement had been visible for all of America to see, soon after this he resigned as president and was given a full pardon from his successor, Gerald Ford. This is the summary of the Watergate scandal and all its participants. Now the political climate of this time period had…show more content…
Among these were: Frank Sturgis, Virgilio Gonzales, Bernard Barker, James McCoid, Eugenio Martinez, Charles Colson, John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman, Robert Mardina, John N. Mitchelle, Kenneth Parkinson, Gordon C. Strachan, and many others. Of the seven burglars only five people pleaded guilty and avoided trial, while the others had trial and were conviced in January of 1973. After the Burglary a larger scheme was suspected to be behind it by many members of the senate investigating committee including Bob Woodward and Carl Barnstein the Washington post reporters who were credited with a lot of the investigations results. During this time many of the people involved in the conspiracy were beginning to “crack under the pressure of the

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