Watergate Scandal

By crzt143
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    Watergate Scandal

  • Elected!

    55 year old Richard Nixon former vice prisdent defeats Hubert Humphrey in one of the closest elections in the US history, becoming the 37th president
  • agencies.

    Nixon approved a plan for the greatly expanding domestic intelligence gathering by the FBI, CIA and other agencies, and also endorced the Huston Plan.
  • New York Times

    New York Times begins publishing the Pentagon papers the Defense Dpartment's secret history of the Vietnam War.
  • Lots of money!

    a 25,000 cashier's check, apparently earmarked for the Nixon campaign, wound up in the bank accout of a Watergate burglar.
  • Bad People!

    Five men, one of whom used to work for the CIA, are arrested trying to bug the officers of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate hotel and office complex.
  • Nixon!

    Nixon is reelected in one of the largest landslides in American history, taking more than 60% of the votes.
  • Convicted!

    Gordan Liddy and James W. McCord Jr. are convicted of conspiracy, burgary and wiretapping in the Watergate incident.
  • resign

    Top white house staffers, H.R Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, and Attorney General Richard Kleindienst resign over the scandal.
  • Snitch

    Alexander Butterfield, former presidential appointments secrety, reveals in congressional testimony that since 1971 Nixon had recoreded all conversations and telephone calls.
  • No!

    Nixon orers the White House taping system disconnnected, and refuses to turn over the presidental tape recordings to the senate Watergate committee.
  • Crook!

    Nixon declares "i am not a crook" maintaing his innocence.
  • Missing!

    White house finds a 18 1/2 gap missing in one of the tapes.
  • transcripts.

    The Wite House releases more than 1200 pages of edited transcripts of the Nixon tapes to theHouse Judiciary Committee.
  • articles

    House Judiciary Committee passes the first of three articles of impeachment, charging obstruction of Justice.
  • Bye Nixon!

    Richard Nixon becomes the first US president to resign. Ford assumes the county's highest office.
  • burglary!

    Thirty years after the senate select committee hearings on the Watergate riveted the nation and doomed the Nixon presidency, a key figure in the scandle says Nixon personally ordered the burglary of Democratic headquaters at the Watergate complex.
  • Tapes!!

    National Archives and Recordes Administration releases 240 more hours of tape of the 37th president.
  • Deep Throat.

    The washington post conirms that W. Mark Felt, a former number-two offical at the FBI, was Deep Throat.