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  • 1. b<br />
  • 2. Watergate -What was it?<br /><ul><li>Political Scandal during the 1970s in the U.S
  • 3. Begin: Break-in of the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington D.C.
  • 4. End: Ultimately led to the resignation of the U.S. President, Richard Nixon</li></li></ul><li>Watergate – Timeline<br /><ul><li>5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats’ Office Here
  • 5. Washington Post, June 18, 1972
  • 6. GOP Security Aide Among Those Arrested
  • 7. Washington Post, June 19, 1972
  • 8. Burglar on the payroll of President Nixon’s re-election committee</li></ul>Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein<br />
  • 9. Watergate – Timeline<br /><ul><li>Mitchell Controlled Secret GOP Fund
  • 10. Washington Post, Sep 29, 1972
  • 11. Attorney General controlled secret fund to gather information about Democrats
  • 12. FBI Finds Nixon Aides Sabotaged Democrats
  • 13. Washington Post, Oct 10, 1972
  • 14. Nixon’s aides run “a massive campaign of political spying and sabotage” on behalf of Nixon’s re-election effort</li></li></ul><li>Watergate – Timeline<br /><ul><li>Nixon Wins Landslide Victory
  • 15. Washington Post, Nov 8, 1972
  • 16. Matter didn’t get much prominence and Nixon gets a huge majority
  • 17. Last Two Guilty in Watergate Plot
  • 18. Washington Post, Jan 31, 1973
  • 19. Conviction of burglars</li></li></ul><li>Watergate – Timeline<br /><ul><li>3 Top Nixon Aides, Kleindienst Out; President Accepts Full Responsibility; Richardson Will Conduct New Probe
  • 20. Washington Post, May 1,1973
  • 21. FBI pierces the White House denials, senior officers prosecuted
  • 22. By the summer of 1973, Watergate was a ‘full-blown national scandal’
  • 23. Scandal spread beyond the original burglary</li></li></ul><li>Watergate – Timeline<br /><ul><li>Dean Alleges Nixon Knew of Cover-up Plan
  • 24. Washington Post, June 3,1973
  • 25. Presidential counsel John Dean breaks with the Nixon White House; cover-up “a cancer on the presidency”
  • 26. President Taped Talks, Phone Calls
  • 27. Washington Post, July 17,1973
  • 28. Nixon routinely taping all the conversations and meetings</li></li></ul><li>Watergate – Timeline<br /><ul><li>President Refuses to Turn Over Tapes
  • 29. Washington Post, July 24,1973
  • 30. Stage set for a great constitutional struggle between a President and the Senate committee
  • 31. Nixon Forces Firing of Cox
  • 32. Washington Post, October 21,1973
  • 33. Dubbed the “Saturday Night Massacre”, Cox dismissed</li></li></ul><li>Watergate – Timeline<br /><ul><li>Pressure for Impeachment Mounting
  • 34. Washington Post, October 21,1973
  • 35. Demands for impeachment mount swiftly
  • 36. Nixon Tells Editors, “I am Not a Crook”
  • 37. Washington Post, November 18,1973
  • 38. President Nixon defends his record, unconvincingly</li></li></ul><li>Watergate – Timeline<br /><ul><li>President Hands Over Transcripts
  • 39. Washington Post, May 1,1974
  • 40. The Nixon Watergate Papers made public
  • 41. Court Orders Nixon to Yield Tapes; President Promised to Comply Fully
  • 42. Washington Post, July 25,1974
  • 43. Supreme Court rules unanimously that Nixon must turn over tape recordings-</li></li></ul><li>Watergate – Timeline<br /><ul><li>Judiciary Committee Approves Article to Impeach President Nixon
  • 44. Washington Post, July 28, 1974
  • 45. The House Committee takes the momentous step of recommending Nixon’s impeachment
  • 46. Nixon Resigns
  • 47. Washington Post, August 9,1974
  • 48. Richard Milhous Nixon announced last night that he will resign as the 37th President of the United States at noon today</li></li></ul><li>Watergate – Impact<br /><ul><li>Political Impact
  • 49. Effect on the next Senate Elections
  • 50. Indirectly responsible for changes in Campaign Financing
  • 51. Left such an impact on the national and international consciousness that many scandals since then have been labeled with the suffix –gate (Radia-Gate | Barkha-Gate)
  • 52. Cultural Impact
  • 53. Frost/Nixon
  • 54. All the President’s Men
  • 55. Silent Coup – The Removal of a President</li></li></ul><li>The Washington Post Archives<br />Wikipedia<br />Images.google.com<br />MS Office Powerpoint<br />Thank you!<br />

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