In 1972, there was a break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in the Watergate Office Complex. Thus began a series of events that would shake the public’s confidence in its most visible symbol of American authority and prestige: the presidency.

In 1972, there was a break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in the Watergate Office Complex. Thus began a series of events that would shake the public’s confidence in its most visible symbol of American authority and prestige: the presidency.

This is a Three part assignment:

PART ONE: Discuss ONE of the following events surrounding the break-in:

When did the break-in occur?How was Nixon connected to the break-in?Which top aides resigned and why?When Nixon resigned, who took over as President?

PART TWO: The presence of a White House taping system was discovered.

Discuss the events surrounding the discovery of the tapes and the issues involved in trying to get the tapes.What is the “18 1/2 minutes of silence”?

PART THREE: Include ONE of the following personalities in your discussion and discuss their involvement (see list). You are to incorporate persons from part three, into your discussions of parts one and two.

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Richard M. Nixon and his resignationGerald Ford’s pardoning of Richard Nixon (not connected with the break-in but important in the context)H. R. HaldemanJohn EhrlichmanAttorney General Richard KleindienstArchibald CoxHoward HuntChuck ColsonG. Gordon LiddyJohn DeanJohn MitchellJames McCordBob Woodward and Carl BernsteinMark FeltDeep Throat

Use at least 2 credible sources is required for this assignment. These sources should be cited using APA format both in-text and on separate reference page. Please see CTU Undergraduate Writing Style Guide for specifics on using sources and APA.

 

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