The day the Watergate scandal started – level 2


It is Saturday, June 17, 1972. Sometime after midnight, the security guard of the Watergate complex in Washington saw something strange. He saw tape on some of the doors. The doors could be closed, but they stayed unlocked.

The guard called the police. When the police came, they found five men who broke into the offices of the Democratic Party. The five men were sent by the Republican Party.

An investigation began, and it became clear that President Richard Nixon, who was also a member of the Republican Party, knew about the five men.

It was a big scandal, and President Nixon had to resign in August 1974. It was the first resignation of an American president in history.

Difficult words: tape (flat narrow material which has glue on one side), unlocked (not locked), break into (to enter a building illegally by using force), resign (to officially say that you are leaving your job).

What impact do you think the Watergate scandal had on subsequent US politics?


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