The day the Watergate scandal started – level 3


Sometime after midnight on Saturday, June 17, 1972, the security guard of the Watergate complex in Washington noticed tape on some of the back entrance doors. The tape allowed the doors to close but they stayed unlocked. The guard called the police who arrested five uninvited guests in the offices of the headquarters of the Democratic Party.

An investigation began, and it became clear that President Richard Nixon, who was a member of the Republican Party, also knew about the break-in at the offices of the Democratic Party.

When the investigation reached the point where it seemed that Nixon would be removed from the presidency, he resigned in August 1974. It was the first resignation of an American president in history.

Difficult words: tape (flat narrow material that has glue on one side), headquarters (the main offices of an organization), break-in (an act of entering a building illegally).

What do you think motivated the break in at the headquarters of the Democratic Party?


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