Watergate Scandal Research

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Outline I. Watergate Hotel Scandal A. Humble beginnings B. Media coverage and rise of the Supreme Court. 1. Tricky Dick Nixon’s Administration 2. Watergate events and issues 3. Social and political responses I. Corruption of the Nixon administration A. Richard Nixon reclaims presidency B. Actions within the Watergate scandal II. Rise of the media for political propaganda A. Illegal activities uncovered through investigations B. Impacts on the media III. Rise of the Supreme Court A. Reign of the Supreme Court B. Three articles of impeachment IV. The Watergate impact on the United States and conclusions A. Summary thesis statement B. Personal reflection V. Bibliography A. Five books B. Three web sites Watergate Scandal “The Watergate scandal was an American political scandal that occurred following a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington D.C. probably to steal certain information concerning the president’s illicit dealings with billionaire and aviator Howard Hughes and most probably to get information in order to black mail the Democratic Party during the election period.1” The term Watergate comes from the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. where people believed Nixon’s scandals first occurred, which was on May 28, 1972. Nixon once said that “if some of my judgments were wrong, some were wrong, they were made in what I believed at the time to be the best interest of the nation.2” Whereas several hypotheses exist about the reason for the break-in, no one really knows why it was done, save perhaps Richard Nixon himself. On June 16, 1972, a security guard at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., discovered a piece of tape on the lock of the door that led to the National Democratic Headquarters. This foiled break-in

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