The Watergate Scandal Essay

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From the beginning of time, people have always had distrust in the government due to government scandals and corruption that they attempted to keep from the public. Many of those incidents didn’t stay secretly for long due to the change to modern day media. In this paper we have compiled together a few of those scandals to compose a writing discussing different cases of corruption and scandals within the government. The Watergate Scandal was an event that changed the face of the nation. It was the first time in the History of the United States that a president had been forced to resign from office due to a scandal. It was the story of the decade, and changed the forefront of American politics. Richard Nixon allegedly hired several…show more content…
The tape recordings that officials listened to, showed recordings of Nixon listening in on certain conversations and meetings. After that evidence was uncovered, it became clear to the public that Nixon was indeed guilty. Although Nixon had ample evidence mounted against him to prove he was guilty, he did not get impeached because he officially resigned before the impeachment process could be done. A main reason that Nixon was found guilty is evidence uncovered by Frank Willis, at midnight on June 17, 1972. He was a security guard at the Watergate Complex and discovered adhesive tape over the latches of doors. He initially just took off the tape, and didn’t really think much of it. However, he came back, and noticed that someone again had put tape over the doors. He grew suspicious and decided he would call the police. After the police arrived at the complex in D.C., there was an arrest made of five men. They were charged with attempted burglary and also other things dealing with the interception of telephone and other communications. They ended up being convicted, and were put in jail, although they were just working for the president and his administration. The Pentagon Papers in addition to The Watergate Scandal was
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