Taking a Look at the Watergate Scandal

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The Watergate scandal is a great political scandal that happened in the 1970s that was caused by a break-in with the arrest of five men for breaking and entering in the DNC in the Watergate building in Washington D.C. Around this time, President Richard Nixon was running for a re-election, Nixon had a dynamic presidential campaign and advisers, and they were a part of a big political scandal. In May 1972, member of the Nixon’s movement CREEP (Committee to Re-Elect the President) had gone into the DNC Watergate head office and stole disclosed records and tapped the telephones. The monitors did not puzzle out correctly and in June the resumed another break-in. The five humans were caught breaking into the DNC at the Watergate hotel and a government agency. Their names were Bernard L. Barker, Virgilio R. Gonzales, James W. McCord, Eugenio R. Martinez, and Frank A. Sturgis, and also the people who were in conspiracy with the burglary were G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt Jr. “The burglary itself was part of a larger web of corruption that threatened the basic principles of democracy and the republic” (Faulkner, R. R., & Cheney, E. R., 2012). While it was not known if Nixon knew about this set-up, he proved to hide data, raised bribery for the robbers and he also tries to stop the FBI inspecting the case. Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward were the foremost young men to handle this news report. In August 1974, Nixon resigned as being president as President Ford held his place.
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