This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

A Look Into The Watergate Affair

1142 words - 5 pages

A Look into the Watergate Affair

The Watergate Affair, is the worst political scandal in U.S. history. It led to the resignation of the president, Richard M. Nixon, after he became implicated in an attempt to cover up the scandal. “The Watergate Affair” refers to the break-in and electronic bugging
in 1972, of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate apartment, and office building complex in Washington D.C. The term was applied to several related scandals. More than thirty administration officials, campaign officials, and financial contributors pleaded guilty or were found guilty of breaking the law. Nixon faced possible indictment after his resignation, received from his successor, Gerald Ford, a full pardon for all of his offenses he may or had committed (Branford 2).
In 1971, Nixon created the Special Investigation Unit, know as the “plumbers”, their job was to plug all new leaks. Later that year, his agents broke into the office of Dr. Lewis Feilding, and Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, who had given copies of the Pentagon Papers, a secret account of U.S. involvement in Indochina, to newspapers. After Nixon learned of the break-in, he and his top advisors decided to say that the break-in had been carried out for naitonal security reasons(Watergate 3). Later in 1971, H.R. Haldeman, Nixon’s chief of staff, was notified by an assistant, Gordon Stachan, that the U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell and John Dean, counsel to the president, had discussed the need to develop a “political intelligence capability” at the Committee for Reelection of the President(CRP). Some of the personnel and tactics identified with the activities became associated with efforts aimed at the Democrats. In early 1972, Mitchell assumed a new position as director of the CRP and discussed political espionage plans with Dean. Mitchell also provided the proposal to break-in to the Watergate(Branford 3). On June 17, 1972, police arrested five men at the DNC headquarters. The men were adjusting electronic equipment that they had installed in May. One of the men arrested was James McCord, security coordinator for the CRP(Watergate 3). Ehrlichman was ordered to destroy incriminating documents and tapes. Then L. Patrick Gray resigned as acting director of the FBI, later admitting he had destroyed documents given to him by Ehrlichman and Dean. On June 23, 1972, Nixon learned about Mitchell’s possible link with the operation, and Nixon instructed the FBI to stop the inquiry into the source of money used by the men who tapped the building. He said that “the investigation would endanger the CIA operations.” Dean and the others subsequently sought to induce CIA officials to cooperate with this plan. On July 1, Mitchell left the CRP, citing personal reasons. On August 29, Nixon declared that no one in the administration, then employed, was involved in the Watergate. Although money found in the possession of the wire tappers was traced to the CRP, such...

Find Another Essay On A Look into the Watergate Affair

A Look into the Skeptical Environmentalist

1565 words - 6 pages and energies need to channeled, as much as possible, into real priorities concerning the environment, and not rely on the doomsday theorists to frighten society by selective use of statistics, and thus clouding issues of prioritization. The rest of the book focuses on "the truth," attempting to give it in pure, unbiased form.This book is an excellent testament to the adage "a little knowledge can be dangerous." Yes, it's true that some

A Look Into Psychoanalysis

1459 words - 6 pages with this method led to the foundational publication of Studies in Hysteria in 1895. Freud continued his practice of theory until it became the system of psychology known as psychoanalysis, a system that is the single most influential theory of psychotherapy in our time. A brief look into psychoanalysis is seen through the foundations of Freud’s theory.      Freud began with his study of the three forces of the psyche: the

A Look into Hinduism

806 words - 3 pages -Dharma, which means everlasting religion. Hinduism is the third leading religion following Christianity and Islam and has no one initiator, teacher, or spiritualist and it is not an unconvinced religion. All through this article, I will look further in-depth on what makes up the Hindu religion what the traditional and group influences that have prepared Hinduism fundamental to Hinduism, and I will provide details the yearning for freedom from early

A Look Into Germany

1647 words - 7 pages Country background: Germany is currently the second most populous nation in Europe and one of the continents largest economies [1]. Since the early half 20th century the nation has gone through 2 world wars. Germany was originally divided into two former states known as the western federal republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German democratic republic (GDR). The FRG was a key member of western security, and economic organizations. The

Look into the Skyy

791 words - 4 pages off with vodka and two green olives speared by a slim black straw. Off in the distance the city skyline radiates in the darkness of the ominous night. The room in which the photograph takes place appears to be the penthouse suite of a tall skyscraper. If you take a deeper look into the picture you will find that the straw lying in the martini glass on top of the table points to the bottle of Skyy Vodka and the straw in the martini glass of the man

A Look into the Poetry of the Great War

1611 words - 7 pages The famous works written in 1917 by poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon cast aside the conventional inspiration for content, patriotism, and delve into the horrific journey that is war. Two poems in particular, Sassoon’s “Suicide in the Trenches” and Owen’s “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, speak boldly against life in the trenches in efforts of evading the lies and illusions of a clean and righteous war. In doing so, readers are presented with

The Chamber: A Look Into The Novel And Film

1472 words - 6 pages The Chamber: A Look Into the Novel and Film Stories about crime prove to be a strong part of America's entertainment in this day. In The Chamber, John Grisham writes about a Klansman who is convicted of murder and a grandson who tries to save his grandfather is on death row. This story is now a major motion picture. This story carries a strong emotional following to it because it both questions and supports the death penalty in

A Deeper Look into Totalitarianism

1165 words - 5 pages Communism and Totalitarianism. Orwell does a perfect job of exploring the theme through Winston’s eyes, Orwell uses both third and first person throughout the novel. The living conditions for the average citizen are terrible and miserable. Winston lives an average life working for INGSOC and following the strict government rules. Thus when a girl named Julia walks into his life, he breaks the rules and starts a love affair with her which is against

A Look Into Psalms 119

2506 words - 11 pages an aspect that is missed in reading only the translations and not looking into the original text. The psalmist shows us that “genuine life is found in the openness of God’s instruction and reliance upon God’s help.” For all its length and misunderstandings by readers Psalm 119 is a very interesting story. If you look at the Psalm in as the story of a single person trying to live their life to the best of their ability, you can see changes

A Look Into the Death of Queen Cleopatra

1566 words - 6 pages infamous affair with Julius Caesar ("The Unsolved Death of Cleopatra"). This would have propelled Cleopatra into the Roman political scene, allowing her to take from their twisted inner workings and use them to further her own political aspirations. She was soon known through out Rome as a force to be reckoned with, though to most Romans she was seen as an exotic temptress whose fangs were poised and ready to draw blood. Then when she bore Caesar a son

A Look Into Mobile Applications

1336 words - 5 pages adapt? Also cellular data plans are fairly expensive so apps that do not require a lot of data are much preferable to those that consume a lot of data to operate. Finally I’d like to take a quick look at the future of mobile applications and what we have to look forward to. This is a very very broad topic but I’d like to focus on a few new technologies that will offer new possibilities to mobile applications. With the newest generation of

Similar Essays

A Closer Look At Hannah Dustan’s Affair

1396 words - 6 pages A Closer Look at Hannah Dustan’s Affair Throughout literature, there have been many tales told about strong, brave heroes and mighty, wily savages and beasts. However, one story that still speaks to students today is that of a heroine by the name of Hannah Dustan, who killed ten Indians with the assistance of her two fellow captives. Together, they escaped capture, and Hannah Dustan told her tale again and again to individuals she encountered

A Look Into The Foster Care System

1421 words - 6 pages A look into the Foster 1Running Head: A LOOK INTO THE FOSTERA look into the Foster Care SystemDesiree BroylesAshford UniversityA look into the Foster 2Child Welfare or Children's services for profit began in England in 1562, and was soon imported into the American colonies. Foster Care is defined as temporary shelters for children removed from their homes for various reasons including abuse, neglect, adoption, death and illness. The central goal

A Look Into The Human Mind. Sl

773 words - 3 pages A Look into the Human Mind In his powerful novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut tells of a man named Billy Pilgrim who has become unstuck in time. He walks through a door in 1955 and comes out another in 1941. He crashes in a plane in 1968 and ends up displayed in a zoo on the planet Tralfamadore making love to Earth porno-star, Montana Wildhack. He ends up in the cellar of a slaughterhouse when Dresden is bombed to ashes during World

Pecan Pie: A Look Into The Pecan

800 words - 4 pages the tree began when early settlers cleared overgrown trees, brush, and removed the majority of the acres of timber to create room for animals and agriculture. The earliest orchards were planted and established in the mid-1800s and resulted in an extensive expansion of the pecan industry into the southeastern U.S. in the early 1900s and to the west in the 1930s. Pecan trees have a productive and long life of 100-200 years. Pecans are known for their