History of the United States
Watergate Scandal

Why did the Watergate happen?

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05/21/2011

President Nixon didn't just want to win the 1972 presidential election, but he wanted to win it big. He paid burglars to break into the Democratic Headquaters to get information so he could win the re-election. Basically, Watergate happened because Nixon wanted to win so bad that he cheated.