Watergate: The scandal of Watergate in the 1970s was one of the worst political scandals in the US to date, closely effecting one of our presidents, who ended up resigning before he could get impeached. In 1972, Nixon was running for re-election but did not feel comfortable about his odds so a team infiltrated the Democratic National Community in Watergate in hopes of getting information to assist his campaign. Initially, this plan worked and the infiltrators got out without being caught. The only issue was that the bugs did not work, so the team went back in to fix them and that is when they were caught. At first, Nixon denied any involvement in the scandal and was re-elected in the next presidential race, winning by a landslide. It came out two years into his term that he was in-fact involved, and the American people were appalled at the lies they were fed by Nixon.