The Watergate Scandal

(1972-1974)

The Watergate Scandal

On the night of June 17, 1972 Frank Wills called the police alerting them that there was a possible break-in at the Watergate Hotel which the Democratic Headquarters was located. The people who were involved were from Nixon’s administration. The Watergate Scandal is significant because it weakened the presidency by giving more power to congress on limiting the executive branch. This impacts America today because people don’t trust the government anymore and look at politicians differently.

Richard Nixon - "I'm not a crook"

Sources

History.com Staff. (2009). Watergate Scandal. Retrieved May 23, 2016, from http://www.history.com/topics/watergate


Frank Wills ‘blew the whistle’ on Watergate. (n.d.). Retrieved May 23, 2016, from http://www.workers.org/2005/us/frank-wills-0623/


Brief Timeline of Events. (n.d.). Retrieved May 23, 2016, from http://watergate.info/chronology/brief-timeline-of-events