Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the Watergate Scandal?
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How Much Do You Know About the Watergate Scandal?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

It might seem like a quaint or naïve notion these days, but in the mid-20th century, Americans were actually pretty cool with the idea of letting a president control the country. After all, guys like Franklin Roosevelt had just steered them through World War II and its aftermath. However, it wasn’t long before U.S. citizens soon soured on politicians, and a lot of it was because of the Watergate scandal. In this shady quiz, do you think you really know about the activities that were exposed during one of the worst political scandals of all time?

Richard Nixon took office at the end of the Sixties, the most turbulent decade of the century in America. He promised to bring a more conservative slant to federal politics. What he didn’t mention was that he was a paranoid, power-hungry man who would do virtually anything to keep the Oval Office all for himself. Early in an election cycle, his men broke into the headquarters of the opposing political party … and got away with it. There was just one problem – just weeks later, they had to commit the same crime all over again.

Do you know why these men kept committing crimes for a corrupt administration? Do you have any idea how they got caught? And how did the Nixon Administration respond to a raft of allegations? The whole sordid ordeal is now simply called the Watergate scandal, or just simply “Watergate.” Jump into the fracas of political intrigue and corruption in this Watergate scandal quiz now! Whatever you do, don’t let the crooks get away!

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