Richard Nixon and Watergate

By: Jesus Martinez

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5 Facts

Richard Nixon

  • Born in a Yorba Linda farmhouse in 1913; Moved to Whittier in 1922.
  • Achieved voluntary desegregation of Federal Native American policy encouraging tribal self-determination.
  • Established the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970.
  • Returned to Whitter after law school and married Patricia Ryan at the nearby Mission Inn.
  • Joined the Navy in 1942, serving in the South Pacific in World War II.

5 Facts


  • A different kind of tape started off the scandals
  • Bernstein and Woodward did the second story about the Watergate break-in
  • Other newspapers played important roles in reporting Watergate.
  • Robert Bork was a figure in the Saturday Night Massacre
  • The Supreme Court's role in ending the Watergate

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The watergate was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970's following a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the watergate office complex in Washington, D.C The story of watergate has an intriguing historical and political background, arising out of political events of the 1960s such as Vietnam, and the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1970. But the chronology of the scandal really begins during 1972, when the burglars were arrested.

Bob Woodward

Woodward is an American investigative journalist and non-fiction author. HE has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter and is now an associate editor of the Post.

Sam Ervin

Was an American politician. A Democrat, He served as a Senator from North Carolina from 1954 to 1974.