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The Watergate is and will be best known for its role in the ending of Richard 'I am not a crook' Nixon's presidency.
The Watergate is and will be best known for its role in the ending of Richard 'I am not a crook' Nixon's presidency. On 17 June 1972 five men employed by Nixon's Committee to Re-elect the President were arrested for breaking and entering at the Democratic National Committee's rooms at the Watergate. The ensuing scandal led to revelations of enemies lists, 'campaign fraud, political espionage and sabotage, illegal break-ins, improper tax audits, illegal wiretapping on a massive scale, and a secret slush fund laundered in Mexico to pay those who conducted these operations.' And those infamous tapes. Conversations in the Oval Office were automatically recorded, and those conversations were subpoenaed in the Congressional investigation. The tapes revealed President Nixon's direct knowledge and involvement in criminal acts under investigation, as well as his deep seated moral corruption and personal bigotries.
700 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
A striking, award-winning modern building (2006), currently home to the Swedish Embassy
Built in 1765, this is the oldest original structure in Washington, D
A new 10-acre National Park that traces the path of the Potomac River from the Key Bridge to the Washington Harbor Complex
Built in 1796 as a neighborhood pub, the City Tavern is the oldest commercial structure in the city, and the second oldest building following the Old Stone House
The Department of State offers guided tours of its formal reception rooms, used for official meetings with foreign representatives
Overlooking the lawns and Reflecting Pool of the National Mall in Washington DC, the Lincoln Memorial is an awe-inspiring monument that honors the 16th President of the USA
The Gothic chapel and gates were designed by the same architect who designed the Smithsonian Castle
Located in the Constitution Gardens of the National Mall in Washington DC, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors members of the U
The Ringgold-Carroll House was built in 1825 for Tench Ringgold, who was part of a three-member team in charge of restoring public buildings in the District of Columbia, following the War of 1812
Designed by George Oakley Totten, Jr