On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters.
It completely changed the nation’s political landscape and how the American people viewed the government.
Named after the building where the burglary took place.
Tape was put over the door latches in the basement of the building and the stairwell of the Watergate complex.
Frank Wills noticed the tape covering one of the door latch bolts. It was preventing the door from latching shut.
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were two young reporters working for the Washington Post when the Watergate affair began.
Woodward and Bernstein both stated that former FBI Associate Director Mark Felt was Deep Throat.