1972 Watergate Scandal

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The Watergate Scandal is known for its enduring impact on American during the year of 1972. It grew into a wide-ranging political scandal of burglary at the Washington Complex office which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The Watergate involved illegal activity that was designed to help Nixon win the reelection in the 1972 presidential elections. A team was put together to commit burglary, wire-tapping and sabotaging during this election. Watergate also had a cover-up conduct that caused a huge controversy within the government. A security guard named Frank Willis discovered tape on a door latch outside the DNC HQ, he called the police and the five men were arrested. Overall, there were about forty people involved …show more content…
The lying and cover-ups went on and on for months, and as the scandal kept unraveling, President Nixon and White House, and CREEP officials were deliberately misleading the public about the significance of the Watergate affair. Once the election was over, two men Liddy and McCord claimed they weren’t involved in the scandal at the original witness interviews. Until January 10, 1973 when they were put back on trial and found guilty. Nixon continued to cover-up whatever he could to prove that he and his people were not involved. The cover-up included money and …show more content…
This scandal has caused a huge amount of distrust in the government, which caused the public to oversee anything the government has set forth for American. Watergate has resulted in enactment of a series of new law acts to limit the powers of the president and to increase the transparency of government policies, and also triggered the changes of campaign finance rules, such as the limits of using campaign fund for certain activities. This scandal caused many difficulties for future presidents and government officials. Watergate will always be known for its lies and corruptions in Americans government. In the history of the United State, this scandal will always discussed about as one of the biggest scandal in

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