The Watergate Scandal: A Low Point In American History

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The Watergate Scandal The Watergate Scandal was a very low point in American history dealing with government and its corruption during this time. It started with multiple burglars breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate Hotel. The scandal occurred from around March of 1971 to September 8, 1974 when then president Gerald Ford gave a full pardon to Richard Nixon for “all offenses against the United States committed between January 20, 1969 and August 9, 1974. (Watergate Chronology/spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk) It began on March 20, 1971 when Fredrick LaRue and Gordon Liddy attended a meeting where the members of the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREP) where the members agreed to commit $250,000 to “intelligence gathering” operation against the Democratic Party. Then about one year after the original meeting, John N. Mitchell and Jeb Macgruger talk about the proposal made by Gordon Liddy a year earlier to place a wiretap on the phone of the chairman of the national Democratic Party Larry O’Brien. Something that helped the…show more content…
Then the two reports of the Washington Post report that John N. Mitchell, while he was the Attorney General, controlled the fund for widespread intelligence gathering operations against the Democratic Party known as Operation Gemstone. Then again, with information from “Deep Throat” Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein publish a story in the Washington Post that tells that the “Canuck Letter” was a White House operation used to sabotage the campaign of Edmund Muskie. Three days after the story about the “Canuck Letter” Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post publish another story about how Donald Segretti was being paid $20,000 a year to run the white House operation to sabotage the Democratic Party

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