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.
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.
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. The very next day, Gerald Ford was appointed as a replacement for Nixon.
In the book “The Case Never Dies”, Gardner states that “there was insufficient evidence to convict him [Bruno]” (Gardner 1) of first degree murder. There were many witnessed that claimed Bruno gave them “ransomed bills” (Schwartz 3) at many businesses. The jury did not believe him when he took the stand and denied any involvement in the kidnapping. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was “put to death in the electric chair” (Crime Museum 2) on April 3, 1936.
Seventy days into his presidency Reagan survived an assassination attempt on his life as he was exiting the Hilton Hotel. As gunshots went off the secret service shoved Reagan into his limousine. The president had been hit in the lung only one inch away from his heart. Reagan was unaware that he had been shot until the secret service searched him. As the attack continued John Hinckley Jr shot 3 other people, all of whom survived.
On December 23, 2013, Corporal James Brooks of the Naples Jail Center, Florida, was arrested for arranging to purchase a stolen laptop from a recently released prisoner. A guard at the Halawa Prison in Hawaii, James “Kimo” Sanders III, received four years in federal prison after being convicted of selling meth and taking bribes to smuggle contraband into the facility where he worked. Sanders was sentenced on July 10, 2014. Leangela Handy, a prison guard in the Louisiana state prison system, was arrested on December 24, 2013 for what police described as having a “drug store” in her bra.
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
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.
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.”
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.
Howard Hunt and G.Gordon Liddy broke in the Democratic National Committee, DNC located in the Watergate Building in Washington D.C. The break was conducted by five men who were ordered to plant listening devices in the CRP to gain an edge over the democratic party for the 1972 election. The initial break in went without incident. After a month of listening to the office gossip of the DNC employees, the plumbers found that the head of the DNC office phone was faulty. This leads the plumbers to need to break back into the DNC offices and replace the faulty bug.
All the President’s Men is a historical investigative story of the Watergate scandal that eventually forced President Richard Nixon to resign in the first year of his second term as a president. He is the only president that had to resign. The story is based on two Washington Post reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who investigated the Watergate story. The book started with Woodward receiving a call from the city editor of the Washington Post about a burglary at the Democratic headquarters. Bernstein was also assigned to report on the burglary at the Watergate hotel.
Policing was forever changed in 1966 after the deciding factor of the case Miranda vs. Arizona. The case also addressed three other cases involving custodial interrogations, the cases were Vignera vs. New York, Westover vs. United States, and California vs. Stewart. Ernesto Miranda was arrested for rape, kidnapping, and robbery, after he was identified by the victim. Miranda was not informed of his 5th amendment rights to self incrimination, and also his 6th amendment right to have a counsel. Miranda was then interrogated by the Phoenix Police where he was arrested for two hours, and allegedly confessed to the crimes which was recorded by the police.
The Cold War is a very significant event, and perhaps one of the most important throughout US history. The Cold War shaped American in many aspects like, foreign policy, political ideology (ism’s), economy, the presidency, and lives of American’s. According to APA, (American Psychological Association) the Cold War was, “intense economic, political, military, and ideological rivalry between nations, short of military conflict; sustained hostile political policies and an atmosphere of strain between opposed countries.” The Cold War on foreign policy had to step up against the Soviet Union, the strategy they implemented was called “containment”. Containment was a policy used by the US using strategies to prevent the spread of communism overseas