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  • The Watergate Scandal

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    FBI at the time of the Watergate Scandal (“The Watergate Story: The Post Investigates”). While the government was leading their investigation, it soon became public that John Mitchell, the current Attorney General who had previously denied any affiliation with the instances at Watergate, had been keeping a private account specifically intended for collecting information on the Democrats (“Mitchell Controlled Secret GOP Fund”). Later, the FBI publicly declared that the Watergate incident “stemmed from

  • Watergate Scandal

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    The Watergate Scandal Essay written by Unknown The Watergate Scandal was a series of crimes committed by the President and his staff, who were found to spied on and harassed political opponents, accepted illegal campaign contributions, and covered up their own misdeeds. On June 17, 1972, The Washington Post published a small story. In this story the reporters stated that five men had been arrested breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. The headquarters was located in

  • The Watergate Scandal

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    The Watergate Scandal Richard Milhous Nixon was the thirty-seventh President of the United States of America from 1969 until 1974. Nixon completed his first term as President in 1973 and was re-elected for the position for the next four years. However, Nixon would have his time in the White House cut short by the series of events that occurred in the twenty-six months that followed the Watergate burglary. On June 17, 1972 five men, one White House employee and four Cubans, broke into the Watergate

  • The Watergate Scandal Of Nixon

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    The Watergate Scandal Abstract On November 5, 1968 Richard M. Nixon was elected the 37th president of the United States. In 1972 Nixon was reelected in a landslide victory. However, His undoing was already in the works. A few months prior to Nixon’s reelection a group of men linked to the

  • The Watergate Scandal Essay

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    The Watergate Scandal      The Watergate Scandal involved a number of illegal activities that were designed to help President Richard Nixon win re-election. The scandal involved burglary, wiretapping, campaign financing violations, and the use of government agencies to harm political opponents. A major part of the scandal was also the cover-up of all these illegal actions. “Watergate, however, differed from most previous political scandals because personal greed apparently did not play an important

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    The Watergate Scandal The United States Justice System is founded on In it's historical context, Watergate was not a surprising development when it is considered that Nixon was a paranoid personality capable of using any avenue to insure that his political objectives were attained. He had proved that early in his political career in his famous Checkers speech. By the early 70's however the nation had changed. It wasn't as easy to dupe the public with sappy speeches to explain away political

  • Essay on The Watergate Scandal

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    The Watergate Scandal was a major political scandal during the Presidency of Nixon. Nixon, paranoid and afraid of losing his reelection, employed men to do an assortment of illegal activities intended to place the republicans ahead of the democrats in the election. The activities were not detected until a

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    The Watergate Scandal The mistrust most Americans feel toward the government officials and political parities of today can be traced back to the Watergate scandal of 1972, which led to the resignation of an American president. The crimes of the Watergate scandal included political burglary, bribery, extortion, wiretapping (phone tapping), conspiracy, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, tax fraud, illegal use of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of

  • Watergate Scandal Essay

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    gun”, uncovered Nixon’s exploitation of the CSI. In the tape, Nixon plans to have Richard Helms, the Director of the CIA, and Vernon A. Walters, the Deputy Director of the CIA, call the Director of the CIA, Patrick Gray, and demand that he stop the Watergate investigation. This crime was more severe than the “hush money” crime, and it was the prime reason Nixon was charged with obstruction of justice. Nixon was secondly charged with Abuse of Power (Article II), essentially because of his misuse of

  • The Watergate Scandal Essay

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    re-elected to the position for the next four years. However, Nixon would have his time in the White House cut short by the series of events that occurred in the twenty-six months that followed the Watergate burglary. On June 17, 1972 five men, one White House employee and four Cubans, broke into the Watergate Office Building in Washington, DC in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee (DNC) office. The break in and the events that took place afterwards led to the resignation of Richard

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