WATERGATE

KYARA REVELS

5 FACTS OF INVOLVEMENT

  1. Burglars that broke into the Democratic National Committee was connected to President Nixon
  2. Nixon provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in "hush money" to the burglars for them not to confess the crime
  3. In July, the Supreme Court made Nixon turn over tapes that would provide evidence pertaining to the Watergate scandal
  4. Nixon resigned and did not finish his second term and Ford became next president
  5. Sam Ervin was the chairman of the Select Committee on Presidental Campaign Activities, and he investigated the Watergate scandal

MAP OF THE LOCATION OF THE WATERGATE HOTEL

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2 PARAGRAPHS

On June 17, 1972, burglars were arrested at the Democratic National Committee located at the Watergate hotel in Washington, D.C. The burglars have been said to have been connected to President Nixon. They had been caught while attempting to wiretap phones and steal secret documents.


Nixon knew about this and gave the burglars an abundant amount of money to keep them quiet, to try and stop the FBI from investigating the crime, destroyed evidence and fired some staff members that were not cooperating with him. In August 1974, Nixon resigned from his presidency and Ford took over. Nixon was never prosecuted, but it left many Americans questioning the leadership and think more critically about the presidency.

CONNECTIONS

  1. Gerald Ford: He was the next president after Nixon
  2. Bob Woodard: He was one of the writers from the Washington Post and made sure that it was always updated with the latest from the scandal
  3. Sam Ervin: He was chairman of the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities and investigated the Watergate scandal during the administration of Richard Nixon