The Watergate Scandal Monique Nuuanu March 8, 2011 HIS/145 Elizabeth Labby The Watergate Scandal Even though Nixon called the Watergate scandal a cover up, President Richard Nixon is a disgrace to America because of the accusations made about Nixon part of the Watergate scandal. A lawsuit of historian Stanley I. Kutler was in session when evidence of a tape made in June 23, 1972 released and the tapes held conversations of President Nixon conversations involving himself in the Watergate scandals before and after his presidency. The Bacon (1974) website reports, the information written, and published are in control by the journalists. Albert H. Kramer is trying to help ordinary people break that cycle. Kramer wants the people to
Attorney General Elliot Richardson appointed a special prosecutor, Archibald Cox, to investigate the entire affair; Cox and his staff began to uncover widespread evidence of political espionage by the Nixon reelection committee, illegal wiretapping of citizens by the administration, and corporate contributions to the Republican party in return for political favors (Columbia, 6th Edition). In July 1973, it was revealed that presidential conversations in the White House had been tape-recorded since 1971; Cox sued Nixon to obtain the tapes, and Nixon responded by ordering Richardson to fire him (Columbia, 6th Edition). Richardson resigned instead, and his assistant, William Ruckelshaus, also refused and was himself fired. Solicitor General Robert Bork finally fired Cox in what became known as the Saturday Night Massacre (Columbia, 6th Edition). In July 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that such recordings were not privileged and Nixon announced his resignation knowing he would face impeachment if he did not.
The Watergate Scandal History 145 By: Acquita Williams Watergate scandal (1972-1974) was a political scandal and constitutional crisis that lead to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The name “Watergate” refers to the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel was the location of the Democratic Party National Headquarters in 1972. A security guard caught some burglars breaking into the headquarters. Some of the burglars had ties to people in his administration and Nixon tried to minimize the damage to his personnel.
The Watergate Scandal HIS/145 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Watergate Scandal The Watergate scandal was one of the largest scandals that shook the nation in the 1970s. Watergate changed how the public in general perceived politics. This scandal began when the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, located in a Washington office complex named the Watergate, was broken into on June 17, 1972. Upon further investigation of the break-in, it became evident that the five men arrested were part of the Plumbers’, former CIA and FBI agents that were a secret unit built and maintained by the White House. Watergate became a complex web of political
The Watergate Scandal was an accurate reflection of growing corruption in campaigning tactics and the government as a whole. Use the documents and your knowledge of the period to construct your essay. Document A Document B Document C Document D Document E Document F Document G Document H ----------------------- Source: Woodward and Bernstein Watergate article, 1972 (Source: WashingtonPost.com) According to Shipley, Segretti said that the undercover work would require false identification papers under an assumed name; that Shipley recruit five more persons, preferably lawyers, for the job; that they would attempt to disrupt the schedules of Democratic candidates and obtain information from their campaign organizations; that Shipley would not reveal to Segretti the names of the men he would hire; and that Segretti could never reveal to Shipley specifically who was supplying the money for the operation. Shipley recalled in a telephone interview: "I said, 'How in hell are we going to be taken care of if no one knows what we're doing?' and Segretti said: 'Nixon knows that
US History Watergate was a major political incident that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. It all starts when Nixon's campaign committee sent some former CIA guys into the Watergate Complex, to bug the telephones of the Democratic national Committee Chairman. During the investigations surrounding the Watergate affair, it was discovered that Nixon was taping everything said in the Oval Office, and his trying to destroy evidence, and refusal to give up the tapes Congress subpoenaed, was what really lost him all support from his party, and supporters. Howard Baker was the VP of Senate Watergate Committee. He is Tennessee's first popularly elected Republican senator, Baker served as vice chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee.
In January 1973 the seven indicted men were tried before the U.S. District court in Washington, D.C. Five had plead guilty and two were convicted of illegal wiretapping, burglary, and conspiracy. American’s began to notice the possibility of the break-in being a part of a program of espionage which caused the U.S. Senate to conduct an investigation. When the senate had discovered that Nixon had been recording all phone conversations that were held in the oval office, there was no longer a way to cover up the scandal which had occurred. When the people have an administration under a President accused of being part of a cover-up of criminal activity, it shakes their faith in government and leads to a questioning of the morals of their leaders. (Leanne Belair, 2007) On August 8, 1974 Nixon had resigned as president of the United States to avoid being the first president being convicted in a Senate impeachment trial.
Jeremy Soto HIST 7602-U50 Book Overview: Over Here by David M. Kennedy This book by Kennedy dives deep into the events that led to World War I and shows the culture of the American people during very tumultuous times. Secrets of legal organized militias are exposed along with desperate attempts by the Government to control and manipulate the minds of Americans through the Sedition act and the introduction of citizen spies. Kennedy is very descriptive about this war in general and sets the tone for this entire scene in the prologue. The references made to Orwell, which can also be made today, tell how deeply involved the federal government was in the lives of everyday people. Many have questioned President Wilson’s motives and reasoning
Watergate Scandal LaToya R. Williams History 145 January 5, 2012 Watergate Scandal "Five Held in Plot to Bug Democratic Offices Here," said the headline at the bottom of page one in the Washington Post on Sunday, June 18, 1972. The story reported that a team of burglars had been arrested inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate office complex in Washington. (Lewis, 1972, pA01) This was the opening line to the Washington Post newspaper after the men were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters of the Watergate complex. This signified the beginning of political scandal widely known as the Watergate scandal. The Watergate scandal included the president’s staff as
It was an American Political scandal and a conflict in the 1970’s and also led to the resignation of president Nixon. When president Nixon was running for re-election, there was burglary in the office of Watergate. They learned that the burglars were part of a plan Nixon had, and that the white house held proof. When the held the proof finally rise, congress pressured Nixon to tell them everything. But the proof was then destroyed, eliminating any links from the burglars to the president.