Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal

Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal

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  • Richard Milhous Nixon was born on January 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California. His father was Francis A. Nixon and his mother was Hannah Milhous Nixon.
  • Richard Nixon was accepted to Harvard but could not attend because of financial issues.
  • He joined the U.S. Navy after he got tired of being and working in public service. He became an aviation ground officer in the Pacific. 
  • Once he left the Navy and started to adjust to civilian life again, a group of Republicans came up to him to run for Congress. He did and as a result he received a seat in the House of Representatives.
  • His scandal begins with him secretly recording conversations in the oval office without the approval of the people he spoke with. 
  • He ran for president twice. The first time he ran against John F. Kennedy and lost. The second time, he received the presidential office. It was this time as president when his scandal occurred.
  • In 1972 gossip began to spread about the White House being involved in a burglary of the Democratic National Election Headquarters in the Watergate complex. It was rumored that Nixon aids secretly had tried to sabotaged the Democrats during the election. Many of the aids resigned because of the criminal prosecution. This later lead Nixon to resign because of the impeachment issues he faced.  
  • I believe that Richard Nixon would deserve the letter 'L' for lying about his knowledge of the Watergate scandal.
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