On this day in 1972, five men were arrested for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington DC. When this "third-rate burglary attempt" was connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign, the scandal eventually led to the president's resignation along with indictment, trial, conviction and incarceration of 43 people - including dozens of top Nixon administration officials.
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My name is Angela Zorn. I work full-time as an educator at Bullitt Central High School in suburban Kentucky where I teach AP US History and AP US Government & Politics. In addition, I provide training & consulting services throughout the United States.