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Watergate Scandal

  1. 1. TheWatergatescandal<br />Abbey Flores<br />9/30/2010<br />
  2. 2. Watergate has become a cancer on the presidency”<br />-John Dean<br />
  3. 3. The Watergate Complex<br /><ul><li>June 17,1972 five men broke into the Watergate Complex
  4. 4. What was thought to be just a robbery turned out to be a huge conspiracy
  5. 5. The five men were attempting to destroy documents, and bug the Democratic National Committee Office</li></ul>http://www.mustseewashingtondc.com/attractions/watergate-complex.jpg<br />
  6. 6. There were 2 reporters from the Washington Post that became extremely interested in the case, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. They both worked long and hard and were the ones to actually find out the details of the break in. <br />http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/watergate/part1.html<br />
  7. 7. Woodward & Bernstein were the ones to figure a lot of crucial details about the case that not even the Police or FBI were aware of. Both of the reporters were in their 20s when they were investigating the case. One major source for Woodward and Bernstein was “Deep Throat”. An FBI agent whose real name was Mark Felt. He was there to confirm or deny any information that the reporters had to make sure they were on the right track.<br />Woodward & Bernstein <br />
  8. 8. Some major facts Woodward & Bernstein revealed<br /><ul><li>One of the burglars was apart of Richard Nixon’s re-election committee.
  9. 9. The re-election committee deposited money into another one of the burglar's bank accounts.</li></li></ul><li>Richard Nixon<br />In the following election in 1972 Richard Nixon still won, regardless of all the thing that were being said. He won the election by a HUGE landslide. The information that was received from The Democratic National Committee Office was used to his advantage during the race. <br />http://www.digitaljournal.com/img/9/0/1/2/2/1/i/4/5/5/o/Richard_Nixon_-_Official_Portrait_(1969).jpeg<br />
  10. 10. 7 of the burglars were on trial. Out of them 5 pleaded guilty. They were all charged with conspiracy, burglary, and illegal wiring taping. After that a major investigation began. <br />http://cdn.dipity.com/uploads/events/2ff45eaa2681f2ba77e44429cce3b844.jpg<br />
  11. 11. Nixon looked extremely suspicious with his involvement in the situation. On March 21, 1973, Nixon announced that he was starting an investigation on Watergate. But on March 22, 1973 he told a member of this white house, "I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment; cover-up or anything else, if it'll save it; save the plan."<br />http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/10/71310-050-9B83E390.jpg<br />
  12. 12. Investigation<br />Among the investigation, a lot more information was revealed. There was more to it than just the Watergate break in. Some of the burglars had also broken into Daniel Ellsberg’s office in an attempt to get more information in the benefit of Nixon’s presidency. <br />
  13. 13. Soon more evidence was found that Nixon had a secret tapping system. The entire time Nixon was recording conversations in the Oval Office. When asked to reveal the tapes, Nixon refused. <br />http://www.mentalfloss.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/RichardNixonFarewell.jpg<br />
  14. 14. Eventually all of the tapes were revealed and Nixon faced impeachment trials. On August 8th, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned from office.<br />From there Gerald Ford took over the presidency. <br />
  15. 15. On September 8th, 1974, Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon of any charges he may have faced. Nixon was just known as a co-conspirator of the Watergate Scandal.<br />http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1791.html<br />
  16. 16. Work Citied <br />Watergate Scandal (2000, February 21). Retrieved October 10, 2010, from http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1791.html<br />The Washington Post (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2010, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/watergate/#chapters<br />