watergate burglary

Watergate BurglaryThesis: Governor Willie Starkie surrounded himself with people that were crooked, just like President Richard Nixon. The people who were in charge of getting Nixon elected did what was necessary to get Nixon elected.

I. Watergate first break in occurred on May 28, 1972.

A. The burglars made and attempt to unscrew a lock.

B. The burglars were after trash.

II. Watergate’s second break in occurred on June 7, 1972.

A. The burglars came back and broke into a safe, stealing cash and checks.

III. Watergate’s third break in occurred on June 18, 1972.

A. The burglars last visit to the Watergate was to place the bugging devices.

B. The burglars last visit results in exposure.

Watergate BurglaryGovernor Willie Starkie surrounded himself with people that were crooked, just like President Richard Nixon. The people who were in charge of getting Nixon elected did what was necessary to get Nixon elected.

The Watergate is home of the National Democratic Committee. This is where the scandal occurred that would eventually lead to Nixons resigning of the Presidency. During the first break in, we do not really know what the burglars full intentions were. What we do know is that between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. on May 28, 1972, the burglars had attempted to unscrew a lock on a door that would allow access to the National Democratic Committee office. The burglars never gained access because they got nervous regarding the presence of the security officers. There is some thought that the burglars were after negative information that could be used against Nixons opponent (5 held in Plot to Bug Democrats office par. 28).

On June 7, 1972, the Watergate was broken into for the second time. The break in occurred about 9 p.m. The burglars had reportedly broken into and stolen money and checks out of a safe. The money and checks were supposed to go to the election campaign for the Democratic presidency race (5 held in Plot to Bug Democrats office par. 31).

Sunday, June 18, 1972, five burglars broke into the Watergate for the third time. Their main mission this time was to bug the office complex. This mission would end in failure because of the tape. A twenty-four year old guard noticed that a door connecting a stairwell with the hotels basement garage had been taped so it would not lock. The guard removed the tape from the door. Ten minutes later, the guard came back and found a new piece had been put on the door, and he immediately called the police. Three officers from the tactical squad responded and entered the stairwell. They found that every door leading from the stairwell to a hallway of the building had been taped to prevent them from locking. At the sixth floor entrance, where the stairwell door leads directly into the Democratic National Committee offices, they found the door was jimmied. The officers began to search the suite, which included twenty-nine offices and where approximately seventy people work. According to the police report, when the officers entered an office occupied by a secretary to Stanley Griegg, deputy party chairman, one of the burglars jumped up from behind a desk, put his hands in the air and cried, Dont shoot! Of the five men, one of the burglars was an ex-Central Intelligence Agency agent. Three of the men were native-born Cubans and the other was said to have trained Cuban exiles for guerrilla activity after the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The burglars had with them at least two sophisticated devices capable of picking up and transmitting all talk, including telephone conversations. In addition, police found lock-picks and door jimmies, and almost $2,300 in cash, most of it in $100 bills with the serial numbers in sequence. The men also had with them a walkie-talkie, a short wave receiver that could pick up police calls, forty rolls of unexposed film, two 35-millimeter cameras and three pen-sized tear gas guns. As a result of two file drawers being open near where the burglars were captured, its thought that the men were about to photograph the contents (5 held in Plot to Bug Democrats office par. 10).


Work CitesWeb page5 held in Plot to Bug Democrats office. Washington Post. Online. http://www.washingtonpost.com/. (November 19, 2001).

"Looking for a Similar Assignment? Order now and Get a Discount!

Assignments Writing Service | Get Better Grades Effortlessly
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.


Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.


Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.


Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.


Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.

Get better grades effortlesslyIt’s cheaper than you might think

Effortlessly get the essays and grades you need. You can now get any essay, on any subject and at ANY deadline with just 10 minutes of your time (or less). Your professor will love you for it!