The Watergate Scandal : A Series Of Events That Shook The Political Structure Beyond Repair

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In the 1970’s There was a series of events that shook the political structure beyond repair. The watergate scandal is a series of illegal actions on the political front that destroyed President Richard Nixon 's presidential Occupation. The main topics that will be covered in this essay are that of the burglary, about President Richard Nixon’s committee to re-elect the President (CREEP), and The evidence that contributed to the demise of President Richard Nixon.
The Burglary that lead to the uncovering of the Whitehouses involvement took place on July 17, 1972. According to u-s-history.com the burglary took place around 2:30 in the morning, where 5 men broke into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) main offices. The DNC main offices are located at the watergate hotel in washington D.C.. Security guard Frank Wills was on duty the night of the burglary and on his routine schedule he notices that The door between the basement stairs and the parking garage had a piece of tape on it. Thinking that it must of been a janitor, he Just removed it and thought nothing of it. Later that evening the same door was taped again. Now getting suspicious Frank Wills called the Police. Once the police arrived they arrested five people breaking in the DNC offices. ”The five burglars were later identified as Bernard Barker, Virgilio Gonzalez, Eugenio Martinez, Frank Sturgis, and James W. McCord Jr.” (Watergate Scandal.) The break in is what Finally connected the White House and the Watergate…

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