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A summary of what the scandal was.(General facts)


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Watergate was the biggest political scandal in United States history.
A summary of what the scandal was.(General facts)


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It was made up of many illegal activites to ensure President Nixon's reelection in in 1972.
Introduction: A summary of what the scandal was.(What Richard Nixon intended and why he did it)
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Richard Nixon wanted to ensure his reelection, so he spied on the opposing party-- the Democrats.
Introduction: A summary of what the scandal was.(What Richard Nixon intended and why he did it)
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Nixon hired men to brake into the Watergate complex of apartments and offices in Washington, DC. These men were to spy on the Democrats and see what their tactics were for the upcoming election.
Introduction: A summary of what the scandal was.(The activities that took place)

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The Watergate activites were burglary, wiretapping, violations of campaign financing laws, sabotage, and the attempted use of govermental agencies to harm political opponents.
Introduction: A summary of what the scandal was.(The people who partook in it)
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Attorney General John N. Mitchell, John D. Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman, James W. McCord, Jr., Bernard L. Barker, Virgilio R. Gonzales, Eugenio R. Martinez, Frank A. Sturgis, G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, Jr. and John W. Dean III, John J. Sirica, Archibald Cox, Sam J. Ervin, Jr., Elliot L. Richardson, William D. Ruckelshaus, Robert H. Bork, Leon Jaworski, Vice President Gerald R. Ford, and President Richard Nixon.
A detailed explination of the break in. (Where and when it happened)

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The scandal took place in the Watergate complex in Washington, DC.
A detailed explination of the break in. (Where and when it happened)

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The scandal took place on June 17, 1972.
A detailed explination of the break in. (The burglars)

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There were five burglars-- James W. McCord, Jr., Bernard L. Barker, Virgilio R. Gonzales, Eugenio R. Martinez, and Frank A. Sturgis.
A detailed explination of the break in. (Who got arrested/fined)

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Attorney General John N. Mitchell, John D. Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman, James W. McCord, Jr., Bernard L. Barker, Virgilio R. Gonzales, Eugenio R. Martinez, Frank A. Sturgis, G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, Jr. and John W. Dean III.
The cover up. (What Nixon denied)


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Nixon said that no member of the White House staff partook in the scandal.
The cover up. (What Nixon denied)


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Nixon claimed that national security was involved.
The cover up. (What Nixon denied)


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Nixon stated on April 30, 1973, that he had no part in either planning the Watergate break in or covering it up.
The cover up. (What Nixon denied)


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Nixon and the White House staff stated on behalf of the key missing tapes, that the tape-recording system failed to work properly during two of the conversations, and the other was accidentally erased.
The cover up. (The evidence the press found)

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Reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward led the investigation. They were reporters from the Washington Post.
The cover up. (The evidence the press found)

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Early in 1973, evidence was uncovered that tied several top White House aides to plans for the Watergate break in.
The cover up. (The evidence the press found)

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The evidence found in 1973 indicated that White House officials had tried to involve the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the cover-up.
The cover up. (The evidence the press found)

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The press found evidence that White House aides had helped finance sabotage and spying operations against canidadates for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination.
The cover up. (The evidence the press found)

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They learned that Nixon had secretly made tape recordings of conversations in his White House office since 1971.
The cover up. (The evidence the press found)

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They discovered that three key conversations recorded on tape were missing.
The cover up. (The evidence the press found)

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Additional transcripts of tapes were released on August 5.