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US History
Posted about 1 month ago

What were the five alleged burglars at Washington DC's Watergate Hotel
and Office Building attempting to do?
Choose 1 answer:
A
They were attempting to plant evidence suggesting that
McGovern had ties with the Soviet Union.
B
They were attempting to steal cash donations to the McGovern
campaign stored in the hotel safe.
C
They were attempting to wiretap the phones at the DNC's
headquarters, in order to spy on Democratic presidential
candidate George McGovern.
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Posted about 1 month ago
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The five alleged burglars at Washington DC's Watergate Hotel and Office Building were attempting to wiretap the phones at the DNC's headquarters, in order to spy on Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern.
Key Concept
The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal in the United States involving the administration of President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1974 that led to Nixon's resignation. (KC-8.2.II)
Explanation
The Watergate scandal began with the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex. The burglars were caught attempting to wiretap phones and steal documents. This event eventually led to the discovery of multiple abuses of power by the Nixon administration, culminating in Nixon's resignation to avoid impeachment.

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