WaterGate Timeline

Timeline created by 16JSousa
In History
  • Extra Security

    Extra Security
    Electronic surveillance equipment installed at Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building
  • False Accusations

    False Accusations
    Five men are arrested while attempting to repair the surveillance equipment at Democratic National Committee headquarters.
  • An Ongoing Case

    An Ongoing Case
    President Nixon announces that John Dean has completed an investigation into the Watergate buggings and that no one from the White House is involved.
  • Criminals Found

    Criminals Found
    Seven men are indicted for their roles in the June break-in
  • Presidential Campaign

    Presidential Campaign
    U.S. Senate creates Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities.
  • Limited Knowledge

    Limited Knowledge
    White House issues statement denying President had prior knowledge of Watergate affair.
  • A loss of members

    A loss of members
    White House staff members H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, and John Dean resign.
  • Denied Access

    Denied Access
    President Nixon informs Senate Committee that he will not appear to testify nor grant access to Presidential files.
  • Security Scare

    Security Scare
    Alexander Butterfield informs Senate Committee of the presence of a White House taping system.
  • Refusal

    Refusal
    President Nixon refuses to comply with a subpoena for White House tapes and documents to investigate cover-up.
  • The President Agrees

    The President Agrees
    President Nixon agrees to hand over tapes to comply with subpoena.
  • Secret Footage

    Secret Footage
    Senate Committee announces discovery of 18 ½ minute gap on tape of Nixon-Haldeman conversation of June 20, 1972
  • The need for more

    The need for more
    Special Prosecutor issues subpoena for 64 White House tapes.
  • Articles vs. The President

    Articles vs. The President
    House Judiciary Committee adopts article I of impeachment resolution against the President.
  • The second article for the second battle

    The second article for the second battle
    House Judiciary Committee adopts article II of impeachment resolution against the President.
  • The Final Blow

    The Final Blow
    House Judiciary Committee adopts article III of impeachment resolution against the President.
  • The end of his reign

    The end of his reign
    President Richard Nixon resigns.
  • A new beginning

    A new beginning
    President Gerald Ford pardons former President Nixon.