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"All The Presidents Men" The Watergate Scandal

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All the President's Men is a book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The book discussed what happened to President Nixon in the Watergate Scandal from Bernstein and Woodward's point of view. The Watergate Scandal was a significant part of presidential history. This even would result in Nixon's resignation and what would have been his guaranteed impeachment. The Watergate Scandal took an impact on politics as a whole. Politicians are known as "liars" and people who keep secrets from the public. The Watergate Scandal is something Nixon can never make up for, but will always beremembered for.
Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward were the investigative reporters to the Watergate scandal. Bernstein ...view middle of the document...

Nixon had seven men who had helped him the whole time. These men are known as the “Watergate Seven”. The “Watergate Seven” involved John Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, Kenneth Parkinson, Charles Colson, Gordon Strachan, John Ehrlichman, and Robert Mardian. The “Watergate Seven” did many different things in the Watergate Scandal. They broke into the Watergate hotel, wiretapped phones and attempted burglaries.
The Watergate Scandal was truly the biggest political scandal in United States History. Over forty people where charged with crimes relating to the scandal. Bernstein and Woodward were given a fantastic oppourtunity to uncover something truly significant in history. The twenty-one months of investigative reporting done by these two men would ruin Nixon’s name and make these two common everyday reporters lives change forever. Woodward first got his life changing call on June 17th 1972 with his editor telling him about a small invasion of the Democratic Party Headquarters. With being related to the scandal, two members of President Nixon’s cabinet, H.R. Hadlemen and John Ehrlichman, quickly resigned. When first thought of the president even having something to do with the Watergate Scandal, he made every effort to possibly hide this career ruining event. The break in was first found by a security guard by the name of, Frank Wills. Wills saw a piece of tape covering a broken lock. Wills was quick to recognize this because of the broken door locks, it left the door completely wide open....

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