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
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He would also be able to find out what the democrats know about his strategies.
To insure that he would not get caught, President Richard Nixon took part in other illegal actions to cover up the watergate scandal and his involvement. History,com says that “Richard and his aides hatched a plan to instruct the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to impede the FBI’s investigation of the crime. This was a more serious crime than the break-in: It was an abuse of Presidential power and a deliberate obstruction of justice.”("Watergate Scandal." History.com.)This could directly connect the President Richard Nixon to the Watergate break in because why would President Richard Nixon go through so much trouble to cover up the scandal if he had no involvement in it. Plus obstruction of justice is a more serious crime than the break in itself. on another account pbs.org states that “Archibald Cox, subpoenaed the tapes, but Nixon refused to turn them over. In response, Nixon ordered his Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire Cox; Richardson refused and resigned as did his deputy, William Ruckelshaus. Cox was eventually fired by the Solicitor General, Robert Bork. This was known as the "Saturday Night Massacre" and provoked a huge outcry at Nixon 's abuse of power.”(PBS.) This shows that richard Nixon has something that he is trying to hide in the tapes that could easily convict him of this crime or other crimes. Oonce there was a court order

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