Watergate

Alexis France 5-4-16

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon was elected as the 37th president of the United States. After he ended Americans fighting in the Vietnam war he also improved the United States relation between the U.S.S.R. and China. He is the only president that has ever resigned to office as the result of the watergate scandal.

Charles Colson

Charles Colson is a man that was dedicated to his job of the CRP which this stands for Committee re-election the president. Charles would do anything to get president Richard Nixon re-elected. He specialized in political affairs.

The Watergate Hotel is located in Washington D.C

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5 facts of his involvement

Facts

  • Nixon offers to give a summary but the summary was offer is rejected by Mr.cox is ordered to drop the case.
  • Nixon does not comply an appeal to none of the subpoenas and orders with regards to surrendering the tapes this happened in 1973
  • Nixon signs a letter of resignation and vice president Gerald ford becomes president
  • In 2005 the informant who provided reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob woodward with insider information during the watergate scandel.
  • There was five men arrested in 1972 for breaking into Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate com[plex in Washington, DC white house press secretary Rin Ziegler this incident was classified as a third rate burglary.

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The watergate Scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the united states it was in the 1970's. There was a break-in at the (DNC) headquarters or the Democratic National committee, there were break-ins. Nixon took the time to try and fix this issue but he took steps to cover it. He raised "hush money". In August 1974 after him trying to fix the issues of the watergate he finally came to the light and resigned.

Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon for all the crime's or may have committed that he did with the watergate while in office. He was never prosecuted the American politics was changed forever. Which this lead many Americans to question them about their leadership.

Events

  • There was a cover-up after the break-in he tried to have a cover up by providing billions of dollars as "hush money"
  • Nixon had secretly taped every conversation that took place in the Oval office
  • On August 5, Nixon released the tapes, which provided undeniable evidence of his complicity in the watergate crimes.