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1972: the Watergate Scandal

Summary: Probably the biggest conflict in the Watergate scandal was between the White House and the press. The White House did not want to give up information that would inevitably be available to the press. Nixon and his White House aids did not want to give their tapes to the press because they wanted to protect the President under the guise of national security.
In 1972 two investigating journalists began reporting to America about the WATERGATE SCANDAL (or break in)! Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post were the journalist that worked on this story during that time. Little did they know, their writing later forced President Richard M. Nixon to resign his presidency and put many of his White House members in "hot water." What really happened? What was the whole purpose of the break in and of the tape recordings? These questions and much more can be answered today after the fact came out; but not when it actually happened in 1972.

At 2:30AM, June 17, 1972, five men wearing business suites and surgeon's gloves, were carrying briefcases, cameras, and bugging devices, broke into the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. . The Watergate Hotel was the Democratic National Committee Headquarters. Two of the five men were former government agents. One was...

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