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Watergate Scandal

The Watergate scandal was Richard Nixon's illegal attempt to gather information about the Democratic party in the 1972 presidential election. It resulted in his resignation in 1974.
He did this because he thought that, as President, he could do whatever he wanted. When he said, "I am not a crook.", I think that he actually believed it.
Five men who were key figures in the Watergate scandal and exposure were Richard Nixon, Judge John Sirica, John Mitchell, G. Gordon Libby, and Senator Sam Ervin. Some other names connected in various ways with Watergate are E. Howard Hunt, James McCord, John Dean, Jeb Stuart Macgruder, H. R....
Is it that they both happened during the Nixon administration? they diminished presidential powers...
President Nixon said that turning over the tapes would violate the principle of "executive privilege" which suggests that the discussions and decisions within the executive branch should remain private because of their sensitive nature. However, it was his stated intent to record Oval Office...
Political espionage at the Watergate hotel, naturally the leader delegated this ornery task to his (SS-men) such as Haldemann, etc
A burglary of the Democratic Party Headquarters occurred in the Watergate Hotel in June of 1972. That was a misdemeanor. Had the guilty party been caught, he would have served a few months in jail. Instead, President Nixon and a group of his advisors tried to hide and then destroy the evidence that...
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Richard M. Nixon was the President implictated inthe Watergate Scandal.
The Watergate scandal was a political scandal in the United States in the 1970s, resulting from the break-in into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. Effects of the scandal ultimately led to the resignation of the United States President...
The White House Plumbers , sometimes simply called the Plumbers , were a covert White House Special Investigations Unit established July 24, 1971 during the presidency of Richard Nixon. Its task was to stop the leaking of classified information to the news media. Its members branched into illegal...
John Mitchell, Maurice Stans, Jeb Magruder, Herb Kalmbach, and H.R. Haldeman were in charge of the Watergate "slush fund".
Later in his life he became an author and frequently travelled and gave interviews. His work as an elder statesmen helped him to recover some of his tarnished image.
Many Americans lost faith in their government and became cynical about politics.
There was never an evidence that Nixon ordered the break-in or knew about it at the time it happened. The people who ordered it were spying on his competition during the presidential campaign. They were looking for any information about opposing party that might give themselves some advantage in the...
The end of the watergatre scandal was when the Supreme Court asked for, "the tapes," which had an 18.5 minute gap. However, the President refused to give them up. The House of Representatives then voted three days later to impeach President Nixon. He resigned and Gerald Ford took over the presidency...
It is not known how involved Nixon was at the start, but he was definitely involved at some point in the cover-up and the effort to block the investigation into it.
The Senate began an investigation, calling witnesses and issuing subpoenas for evidence. The White House refused at first to provide some of the requested information. The Senate hearing raised more questions. The White house eventually provided tapes of some of the meeting and phone calls made...
Richard Nixon became very ill during the time of the trial. So, the judge rendered a decision to not go further with the trial.
I don't think so and it was never proven that he did. His big mistake was trying to cover it up when he did find out about it.
In 1973-4 he sat on Senate Committee that investigated Watergate. He is famous for asking aloud "What did the President know and When did he know it.
Background . The Watergate scandal was a 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. by members of Richard Nixon's administration and the resulting cover-up which led to the resignation of the President. A number of them were from...
US journalist Carl Bernstein is 73 years old (birthdate: February 14, 1944).
Bernard L. Baker, James W. McCord, Birgillo R. Gonzales, Euqenio Martinez, and Frank Sturgis and they broke into the Democratic National Committee Offices to buy telephones to get information for the presidential election. . Keyosha Spencer .
The White House tapes, together with the unexplained gaps, were probably the most damaging. Impeachment charges are never actually brought forth and a trial was never heard, so it hard to say for sure what evidence might have been the most damaging or even what further evidence might be uncovered or...
Watergate . The Watergate Scandal was a threat to the Checks and Balances and Separation of Powers written into the Constitution. No branch, or elected official, or governmental worker is above the law.It turned out that the arrest of five men on 17 June 1972 who were trying to install electronic...
United States Senate Watergate Committee was led by chairman Senator Sam Ervin
When Nixon resigned, the vice president, Gerald R. Ford became the president and he did pardon Nixon, a move that may have cost him re-election.
Gerald Ford was appointed the vice-president before the Watergate Scandal broke.
The revelation of the White House system for taping conversations uncovered a "smoking gun". One of the tapes confirmed that the President himself had knowledge of the cover-up and actively worked to keep it hidden. Nixon's only option, to avoid impeachment, was to resign the Presidency.
the Committee to Re-elect the President used "dirty tricks" to ruin opposing candidates' careers. They organized the Watergate break-in
Virgilio González, Bernard Barker, James W. McCord, Jr., Eugenio Martínez, and Frank Sturgis. broke into suite 610 at the Watergate Hotel. The office belonged to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman, Larry O' Brien. The men who broke into the Democratic offices at the Watergate...
A security guard discovered the break-in, which was actually forpurposes of wire-tapping. On June 17, 1972, a guard named Frank Wills discovered tape overdoor locks at the complex and removed it. When he found more tapelater, he called the police, who arrested 5 men for burglary afterthey found them...
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They broke into the Democratic Party Headquarters that were located in the complex. They were looking for secret information and maybe planting bugs or tapping the phone lines.
his role... was to... SPY! cause he's a secret ninja agent elf sent from Santa clause to find out whose been naughty and whose been nice.
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Many people felt that the government, particularly the Presidency, had betrayed them.
In 1974 Nixon resigned because of the Watergate Scandal.
Richard Nixon was the person that planned the whole process
When Watergate first happened the true importance of what happened wasn't known by people. It seemed that 4 men broke into the office and there was no evidence as to how far up the chain of command the scandal went. Information came out bit by bit and little by little. The world reaction was worse....
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It all started with what might be called political espionage - a break-in to political headquarters at the Watergate hotel. Worse than the break-in was the attempted cover-up afterward reaching clear up to the President .
The early 1970s was a time of hyper partisanship. TheDemocratically controlled Congress, while attacking the NixonAdministration's prosecution of the inherited Vietnam War gave theDemocratic Johnson Administration the blank check necessary to drawAmerica into the asian conflict. Despite wide spread...
they were trying to stop the leaks in Nixon's administration
John Dean, the White House Counsel.
Dean testifed he was ordered by top Nixon aide John Ehrlichman to "deep six" a briefcase full of surveillance equipment and other evidence found in Hunt's office. Nixon ordered his Chief of Staff to have the CIA block the FBI's investigation.
The media during Watergate served as a powerful watchdog againstlies, corruption, illegal acts, and abuse of power in government,especially the Executive Branch. The media is attempting again in 2017 to be watchdogs with all 3branches of government, but in particular, with the ExecutiveBranch and...
Archibald Cox was the special prosecutor that President Nixon asked Richardson to fire. Richardson had promised not to interfere in the investigationand so he resigned his position as attorney general.
Certainly he knew enough about it to know that full disclosure would result in his successful impeachment and removal from office. He chose to resign.
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It began with a break-in at the Democrat Party Headquarters located in the Watergate Building complex in Washington, hence the name. With the discovery of a break-in at the (then) Headquarters of the Democrat National Campaign Committee. The burglars were subsequently arrested inside the Campaign...
The significance is that not even the president is above the law
Such is true. However, Nixon resigned his office . Had he staying in office, there is little question that he would have faced impeachment. Conviction is less certain.
Well, since the Watergate Scandal happened in 1972, and WWII ended 1945. I think you should be able to go out there and tell the world the WWII happened first. =)
Some people were caught breaking into the Democratic Headquarters located in the Watergate Hotel and these people talked about who hired them to break in.
Most scholars believe that President Nixon, himself, was the one who headed up and approved of this plan.
Although various theories and conflicting testimony was given over the years about the motives for the 2 burglaries, no one was ever proved the actual motive. Possibilities: just to eavesdrop on the DNC chair, to obtain financial records, to try to show Cuba was involved with the DNC, to obtain info...
On July 27, 1974 the House Judiciary Committee voted 27 to 1 to recommend the first article of impeachment against the president: obstruction of justice. The second article (abuse of power) was passed on July 29th, 1974 and third article (contempt of Congress) on July 30th, 1974. Richard Nixon...
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He faced an untrusting public. That's the era that people starting not trusting politicians. But the public for the most part saw him as a relief from Nixon and his corruption. He was a very trusted figure. So Watergate wasn't really a huge problem for him
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He refused to hand over important evidence. or he tried to block the investigation of wrongdoing or He covered up the burglars' illegal activities.
Most directly, President Nixon resigned. However, Watergate also contributed to public distrust of government and fear by the people that the government was doing sneaky things behind their backs.
The scandal got its name from a break-in at the 1972 Democratic National Convention at the Watergate Office Complex in Washington, D.C.
By repeated harangues in the news media. He covered up a crime.