President Nixon And The Watergate Scandal

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President Nixon and the Watergate Scandal

Table of Contents
Introduction ….. 2
Thesis Statement ….. 2
Who was involved in the Watergate Scandal ….. 3 - 4
What actually happened ….. 5 – 7
The events leading up to President Nixon’s impeachment ….. 7 – 8
The impeachment that almost occurred ….. 8
Conclusion ….. 8

What was the Watergate scandal? The Watergate scandal was where five men broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) at the Watergate complex in Washington DC in a planned operation that would spark a chain of events that would eventually led to President Richard Nixon being the first president to resign. President Nixon was the 37th president and his role in the Watergate Scandal certainly warranted his impeachment. The reason that I said this thesis statement is because Nixon had people to go in the office of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which was located in the Watergate building. The prowlers was trying to help Nixon get reelected so they were attempting to wiretap phones and steal secret documents. The main person that was involved in the Watergate scandal was President Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon was a former Lieutenant commander in the US Navy during World War two before he became a Californian congressman and a state senator. He was the vice president to Dwight D Eisenhower for eight years until 1960 when he himself ran for election against John F Kennedy. John F Kennedy was known as the youthful and the…
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