Nixon and the Watergate Scandal WHAT EVENTS LED TO RICHARD NIXON’S RESIGNATION AS PRESIDENT IN 1974?
Nixon and the Watergate Scandal
WHAT EVENTS LED TO RICHARD NIXON’S RESIGNATION AS PRESIDENT IN 1974?

BACKGROUND:
Not long after President Richard M. Nixon’s 1972 reelection, the huge Watergate Scandal began to unfold. The root of the scandal was a break-in at the Democratic Party’s headquarters in Washington D.C. Tapes of White House conversations leader revealed that Richard Nixon and his top aides had tried to cover up the break-in.

WHY IT MATTERS:
President Richard Nixon stood at the summit of his long government career when he was reelected President in a landslide in November 1972. Yet, less than two years later, Nixon left office in disgrace, the first time a {resident of the United States had signed. The Watergate scandal; gripped the nation and shaped the values and attitudes toward government that many Americans hold today
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