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The Watergate Scandal

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The Watergate Scandal was political problem that occurred in the United States during the 1970s. On June 17, 1972 a break in occurred at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Office Complex in Washington, D.C. Nixon's administration attempted cover up of its involvement. In the morning of June 17 1972, a couple of burglars were caught and arrested inside the of the Democratic National Committee, located at the Watergate building in Washington D.C. this was no ordinary robbery. The robbers were connected to the United States president Richard Nixon re election campaign, and they were caught trying to wiretap the phones. 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. In later came that the president was not telling the truth. a few days after the break in president nixon provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in “hush money” to the spies/burglars. Then president Nixon and his aides established a plan to instruct the Central Intelligence Agency to impede the fbi's investigation of the crime. this was a bigger crime the the break in at Watergate this was abuse of presidential power and deliberate obstruction of justice. The watergate scandal was about president nixon and a few secret agents trying to steal secret government i...

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...representatives. around 1947 Richard Nixon became the vice president of the united states of america for Dwight Eisenhower.president nixon lost his first election to be president against john f kennedy. After a year of turmoil, and two political assassinations. Richard Nixon became the united states thirty seventh president on january 20,1969. later on that year President Richard Nixon delivered a speech called the Silent Majority. the speech was for the vietnam war and it articulated that his belief that the bulk of the people in the united states of america would support his beliefs and his programs and policies. Richard MIlhous Nixon was vindicated on a land sliding re election President Richard Milhouse Nixon was sworn into another term. Richard Nixon Is still on of the Nations most famous president even though there were many conspiracies about him.
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