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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 64. Chapters: 1972 crimes in the United States, Murder in 1972, Terrorist incidents in 1972, Watergate scandal, Munich massacre, Watergate complex, Watergate burglaries, Arthur Bremer, Watergate tapes, Murder of Maxwell Confait, Bloody Friday, Michael X, Lod Airport massacre, Murder of George Duncan, JAT Flight 367, Pierre Hotel Robbery, Sabena Flight 571, United States v. Nixon, Saturday Night Massacre, Faraday School kidnapping, Limited hangout, United States Senate Watergate Committee, 1972 Aldershot Bombing, Gale Benson, Barbara Daly Baekeland, Inauguration of Gerald Ford, List of terrorist incidents, 1972, Léopold Dion, Arlen Siu, Charles Robert Richey, White House horrors, Operation Gemstone, Responsiveness Program, Ansett Airlines Flight 232, Huston Plan, Silent Coup, Watergate Seven, United California Bank robbery, Stennis Compromise, Masada Action and Defense Movement, Operation Sandwedge. Excerpt: The Watergate complex is a group of five buildings next to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. in the United States. The 10-acre (40,000 m) site contains an office building, three apartment buildings, and a hotel-office building. Construction was delayed for several months while the developer, government officials, and others debated the appropriateness of the complex's architectural style and height. Construction began in August 1963, and, after additional controversy over the height and siting of the fifth building, was completed in January 1971. Considered one of Washington's most desirable living spaces, the Watergate has been popular with members of Congress and political appointees in the executive branch since it opened. The complex has been sold several times since the 1980s, and in the 1990s it was broken up, and buildings and parts of buildings sold to various owners. In 1972, the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, located on the sixth floor of the Watergate Hotel and Office Building, were burglarized, documents were photographed, and telephones were wiretapped. The investigation into the burglary revealed that high officials in the Nixon administration had ordered the break-in and then tried to cover up their involvement. Additional crimes were also uncovered. The ensuing Watergate scandal, named for the complex, led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in 1974. The name "Watergate" and the suffix "-gate" have since become synonymous with political scandal in the United States and in other English-speaking nations. Characteristic architecture of the Watergate complexThe Watergate superblock is bounded on the north by Virginia Avenue, on the east by New Hampshire Avenue, on the south by F Street, and on the west by the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. It is in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood overlooking the Potomac River, adjacent to the Kennedy Center and the emba

  • Vydavateľstvo: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Rok vydania: 2011
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 246 x 189 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9781156367995

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