Watergate affair, in U.S. history, series of scandals involving the administration of President Richard M. Nixon; more specifically, the burglarizing of the Democratic party national headquarters in the Watergate apartment complex in Washington, D.C.
Sections in this article:
- The Investigations
- Nixon's Resignation and the Aftermath
- The Watergate Break-in
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