Richard Nixon & Watergate

By: Alex Collins

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5 Facts

  • Four of President Nixon's aides resign as the Watergate scandal grows. They are John Dean, H. R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman,and Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst
  • John Dean testifies before the Senate Select Committee on the White House and Nixon's, involvement in the Watergate break-in and cover-up
  • Alexander Butterfield reveals that President Nixon has been secretly recording all of his White House conversations since 1971
  • when asked to give up the tapes he refuses so they had to get a court order.
  • when they were going to impeach Nixon he stepped out of office and so it was harder to in trouble with the law and then the next president gave him a pardon.


after nixon steped down the vice president became president gerald ford and after he became president to move on from the watergate inccedent he pardon Nixon to get it over with.but others got punished for it like Former Attorney General John Mitchell, former aide John Ehrlichmann and former Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman are found guilty of obstruction of justice.

The Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities opens hearings into the Watergate incident, chaired by Sen. Sam Ervin.President Nixon responds to two subpoenas issued by the Ervin committee, by saying he will not comply with requests for copies of White House recordings. He also refuses a similar request from special prosecutor Archibald Cox

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