All The President's Men Summary

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Richard Nixon was the thirty-seventh United States President from January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974. President Nixon originally tried to run for U.S. President and John F. Kennedy beat him in 1960. After the untimely passing of President Kennedy, Vice President Johnson took over. At the end of Johnson’s almost two terms, President Nixon finally won the election. Taking office in January of 1969, Nixon began a series of campaigns that benefitted the United States’ foreign policy; he created solid relationships with China and the U.S.S.R.. However, President Nixon will forever be known as the only U.S. President to resign from office. All the President’s Men is written by the Pulitzer Prize winners for the investigation of “Watergate”: Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The slippery slope to doom President Nixon began on June 17, 1972. The Democratic National Headquarters was burglarized overnight at the Watergate complex; hence, “Watergate.” The authors of the book were the only journalists at The Washington Post covering the scandal. At first, the men couldn’t work together because of their judgements towards each other until their boss decided to pair them. …show more content…
One of the men said that his previous occupation was in the CIA. More rumors spread in the future about a link to Communist protesting being the reason the other four men were in the area. Woodward and Bernstein, however, thought differently. How odd is it to have the Democratic National Headquarters broken into during the time of re-election for President Nixon? They quickly crossed the White House off the list of potential employers for the group of men because the Nixon campaign was already so successful in the polls thus far. The campaign wouldn’t need to burglarize the other parties headquarters because Nixon was already predicted to win by a

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