The Watergate Sandal began to slowly unravel on June 17th, 1972 and would later become known as the worst scandal in American history. The beginning of the end started with the arrest of five men, Bernard Barker, Virgilio Gonzales a locksmith, Eugenio Martinez a licensed real estate agent, Frank Sturgis a former Cuban Military army intelligence and Edward Martin aka James McCord, a retired CIA employee who was working on the Committee to Re-elect President Nixon at the time. They were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters, DNC, at the Watergate office and hotel in Washington D.C.. They were there to copy documents and swamp out eavesdropping equipment that had been placed there during previous burglaries; this was reportedly the third burglary like incident at the DNC since May 28th. All five men were charged with felonious burglary and with possession of implements of crime.
Nixon fought against the committee in an effort to keep his precious tapes out of the public eye. Nixon was eventually forced to turn over the tapes under a Supreme Court Order. The tapes proved that Nixon was responsible for the scandal. Towards the end of 1974, prosecutors had enough evidence to prove that Nixon was guilty. Nixon resigned from office on August 9th, 1974, making history as the first American president to resign from office.
U.S vs. Nixon In 1972 former U.S senator and representative Richard M. Nixon ran for re-election and was opted to win. On June 17, 1972 members of Nixon 's Committee to Re-Elect the president (known as CREEP) broke into Watergate headquarters and stole top secret documents and bugged phone lines. When security guards found that the locks have been taped shut they call the police who later found the men hijacked the phones. The police were able to find little trace back to Nixon. Later on that year Nixon give a speech saying that he had no involvement in the Watergate scandal, most voters believed it because he was re-elected.
Nixon also used national security issues to gain prominence in Congress which led him to serve as president and vice president. To secure a seat, Nixon used many core properties of McCarthyism in his presidential campaigns. Along with the core properties of McCarthyism, Nixon supported the investigation into Alger Hiss, like McCarthy, in order to gain his political debut and soon, he became a young political star. While Nixon ran for re-election, he came to the realization that his old simplistic ways of appealing to the public would not work anymore. In Congress, Nixon was able to secure a Senate seat by implying that the opposing candidate was a Communist sympathizer because she voted against the HUAC.
Which shows that dictators can inherited power, or gain a little bit power and then expand their power. An interesting dictator who took gained power by having some power first is Saddam Hussein, who took power from al-Bakr. After Hussein came to power, a list with the names of politicians that opposed Saddam were recited at a meeting that they were at. The politicians were taken to the court of law and trialled found responsible for treason, of the 68 politicians, 22 were executed. In early August 1979, many politicians that opposed Hussein were dead.
In 1952 the US got involved after Nicaragua solicited U.S. assistance to overthrow the Guatemalan leader, Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. President Truman authorized the shipment of weapons and money to anti-Arbenz groups. But, within five weeks the operation to topple Arbenz quickly fizzled when representatives loyal to the president uncovered the plot and took steps to solidify their power. Later Eisenhower sought to defend American interests abroad with an increase in funds for nuclear weapons and covert operations. After that, convinced that Arbenz threatened U.S. national security because of his alleged Communist sympathies, Eisenhower approved the first-ever clandestine military action in Latin America.
On June 5 of 1931 capone was found guilty of 22 counts of tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years of prison. He was sent to Atlanta but was later transfer to Alcatraz. After six years Capone was sent to a mental hospital where his health rapidly decrease. Finally he died in Miami 1947 spending the last minutes with his wife. After his dead a New York Times headline trumpeted, “End of an Evil Dream.” during that period Capone was loved and hated by the media and the public.
Most say Richard Nixon is one of the most interesting political figures of the 20th century. Nixon began his long political career in 1947 when he was elected to the House of Representatives. During the course of his presidential campaign, Senator George McGovern had complained about the various number of “dirty tricks” performed by members of the Nixon administration during the campaign. Nixon resulted in ordering aides to harass Democratic party leaders. The Attorney General Mitchell would later call these “dirty tricks” the “White House horrors.” Senator George McGovern was especially disturbed by a curious incident on June 12, 1972, when five men were caught breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate
The Senate trial in the impeachment of Bill Clinton Begins- January 7th, 1999 Bill Clinton was impeached for two reasons perjury and obstruction of justice, he also lied under oath about him having affairs with Monica Lewinsky. George W. Bush is sworn into office- January 20th, 2001 George W. Bush becomes the 43rd President of the United States. He will be the President from January 20th, 2001 to January 20th, 2009. U.S./Afghanistan War: Operation Anaconda ends- March 1st, 2002-March 18th, 2002 Operation Anaconda is a plan CIA officials made to try and destroy Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces. 1,700 American troops and 1,000 Pro-government Afghanistan troops fought about 300-1,000 Al-Qaeda and Taliban Troops.
The entire event is brilliantly depicted in the highly acclaimed and award winning, “All the President 's Men” (1976) by Alan J. Pakula, based on a non-fiction book by the same name by the two journalists who investigated the scandal for The Washington Post. Another film that was incorrectly assumed to be based on the above scandal, as it was released shortly afterwards, was “The Conversation” (1974), which was written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The story is about a surveillance expert who refuses to hand over the tapes of a recording as he is worried it might lead to the murder of the couple under their watch. The movie won the Palme d 'Or at Cannes and was nominated for three Academy Awards. In 1995, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Nixon shamed from office President Richard Nixon had the first article of impeachment against him from the House of Representatives, the Watergate scandal and about the Watergate, impeachment, the cover up, and how and why he resigned, and after President Richard Nixon Resigned who was president and about that new president. There was a robbery at a Washington meeting complex called the Watergate. The burglars were arrested inside the DNC [Democratic National Committee] in the morning of June 17, 1972 for wiretapping phones and secret documents. The robbery grew into a very big political scandal. The prowlers were joined with President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign.
Question 7 (for 10 points): After Nixon was connected to the break-in of the offices of the DNC at the Watergate business complex, in part due to the affiliation of his connection to one of the burglars, who was an employee of Nixon’s Committee for the Re-election of the President (CREEP), it gradually became apparent that the Watergate break in was largely a result of Nixon’s beliefs concerning the degree of latitude his office afforded him with regards to transgression of federal law. As the result of an investigation by a senate committee prompted by the Watergate scandal, it was discovered that during his presidency Nixon had committed a number of crimes, which included “extending political favors to powerful business groups in exchange
I am Not a Crook: The 37th President Leading up to the 1972 Presidential election, President Richard Nixon wanted to defeat his opponents with a landslide victory. This desire allowed him and his staff to bend and even break the law of the United States, adding to this the President was becoming increasingly paranoid due to a large amount of leaks from his office to the media. This caused President Nixon to install listing devices in the White House, but after the leak of documents know as the Pentagon Papers, the break in of the of the Democratic National Committee, DNC, the cover up that fallowed the break in, and the deleting of eight-teen minutes of taped recorded conservation brought to light a darker side to the President. This scandal
John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the US, was the first Roman Catholic president. John Kennedy’s early life was filled with various diseases, including scarlet fever. John Kennedy’s life in politics began in 1946, when he ran for a spot in the House of Representatives. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Oswald, in Dallas, Texas was a shock to many people. Kennedy’s dad had high expectations for him, as a result, Kennedy was a better president.