Presentation on theme: "Rosie Pinto Kali Hamilton && Charley Murphy The Watergate Scandal D Period."— Presentation transcript:
Rosie Pinto Kali Hamilton && Charley Murphy The Watergate Scandal D Period
President Richard Nixon During Nixon's second term, a small scandal turned into a president crisis. His reelection committee had wanted information about the democratic campaign plans. Members of Nixon's campaign orders plumbers to break into the head quarters of DNC to install telephone listening devices.
The Plumbers The plumbers were a secret unit. The were created by the white house, to fix leaks of classified information to the news media. They were formed in response to the publication of the pentagon papers. These documents detailed the history of U.S involvement in the Vietnam war.
Denial The White House denied any involvement. The president declared that no one in the White House or administration was involved in this bizarre incident.
The Washington Post Meanwhile, two news reporters from the Washington post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein publish series of articles that linked the burglary to Nixon's campaign.
Effect on the U.S The Watergate Scandal threatened the foundation of American democracy. Many people started questioning the government leaders. People were mostly shocked that the president would do something scheming and behind everyone's back.
Nixon Resign After two years of bitter public debate over the Watergate scandals, President Nixon was tired of all the pressures of the public and leaders of his party to become the first President in American history to resign.
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