Watergate Complex, Washington
The Watergate Scandal
The Watergate Scandal was discovered
during the term of
the 14th Republican president.
Complex in Washington in 1973
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Watergate is a building in Washington DC where the Democratic
National Committee had their headquarters.
See photo above.
a Nutshell — What Happened?
In 1972, five men were arrested for breaking into the Watergate
building, for theft and wiretapping.
From left: James
McCord, Jr., Virgilio Gonzalez, Frank Sturgis, Eugenio Martinez, and
Investigations finally found
out that the break-in was ordered.
Additionally, various other crimes
were exposed, such as political espionage and corruption.
In the end, Nixon resigned and
became the next president.