The Watergate Hotel was once known as a famous plush hotel. Now it is mainly known for the 1972 scandal. The Watergate scandal happened on June 17th, 1972, at this time Nixon was the president. The Democratic Party's National Committee was broken into wires were tapped, and conversations listed to.
The plan of the break in was investigated and later found that Nixon was tied to the Scandal. People in office at this time such as, Jeb Magruder, claimed to have heard Nixon approve the plan three months before the break in.
The Scandal affected many people in different ways. How did it affect the democrats? How did it affect the republicans? Nixon denied he ever did what he was accused of, yet he resigned anyway.
When he resigned he stated that he was not guilty, but later found to be lying. Many of his accomplices were arrested before he resigned. He was sent multiple impeachment notices, and soon decided to resign.
President Nixon was found to be guilty of hiring people to plant stink bombs, having the IRS hassle the Democrats, write false letters, and tap wires. Sources say that people overheard him okaying the break in plan. Although no one knows who officially ordered the break in plan. However the men involved with the scandal were cooperative with the investigators except for Nixon who denied it all.
The affect the Watergate Scandal had on the Democrats, was that it made them very angry. The Democrats filed almost all of the claims against president Nixon. Some Republicans claimed that Nixon was so busy defending himself that he was unable to do his job. This however proved to be wrong when Nixon was found guilty. The Democrats were extremely angered by how they had been scammed. Nixon was charged for taking 18,000 dollars, then in his Checkers speech he asked if that was morally wrong. They felt cheated by their own president. Republicans in favor of Nixon tried to discredit Democratic officials and tamper with their campaigning. Democrats wanted to impeach their president and after extensive proof was found multiple impeachment notices were sent. There for leading up to his resignation.
I chose to do this topic because I was interested in learning more about the Watergate Scandal. I like this topic because I enjoy learning the history behind my country. I have also been interested in the American presidents. This was one of the scandals that I found and it seemed interesting. I have learned more about one of our presidents and its scandal.
I learned that one of our nations president was dishonest and resigned. I also learned that sometimes people involved in politics can be dishonest. This proved to be important to me on many levels. One being that I got to understand more about our country and its presidents. Another valuable thing I learned being that I learned about how presidents can be impeached.
We used a Dell computer with a Pentium 4 processor. I used the school search sites to find information. I searched for pictures on Google and had to email the website asking for permission to use the picture. Then I typed and got the web page set up on Microsoft Frontpage. After that I signed up for and chose the layout of a webpage on freewebs.com Then I had to put all the information on that webpage.