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Watergate Scandal & Investigation

(1972—1974)

Watergate became the scandal that overshadowed the early seventies and resulted in the first-ever Presidential resignation. Resulting from the investigative work of two “Washington Post” reporters and a dedicated Senate Committee, the truth surrounding a burglary on June 17, 1972, revealed a plot to spy, spurn, and destroy the Democratic Presidential Campaign. The cover-up reached the upper echelons of the national government, and was the first instance in American history when the President of the United States betrayed the American people for political gain.

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9 October 1972 Woodward's notes from parking garage meeting with Mark Felt. link to document:http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/woodstein/deepthroat/index2.html
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9 October 1972 Woodward's notes from parking garage meeting with Mark Felt. link to document:http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/woodstein/deepthroat/index2.html
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9 October 1972 Woodward's notes from parking garage meeting with Mark Felt. link to document:http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/woodstein/deepthroat/index2.html
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24 January 1973 Woodward's notes from parking garage meeting with Mark Felt. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/woodstein/deepthroat/index2.html
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24 January 1973 Woodward's notes from parking garage meeting with Mark Felt. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/woodstein/deepthroat/index2.html
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5 March 1973 Woodward's notes from meeting with Mark Felt at a bar in Prince George's County, Maryland. Link to document:http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/woodstein/deepthroat/index2.html
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5 March 1973 Woodward's notes from meeting with Mark Felt at a bar in Prince George's County, Maryland. Link to document:http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/woodstein/deepthroat/index2.html

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Woodward and Bernstein's Notes from "Deep Throat"

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The Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward became famous for their investigations into the Watergate scandal. They exposed the illegal actions of numerous White House officials through their confidential source “Deep Throat.” After the resolution of the scandal and Nixon’s resignation, Deep Throat took on a mythical persona, and guessing his identity became a frequent game for Americans. In 2005, Vanity Fair magazine unmasked Deep Throat as former FBI agent Mark Felt. Felt assisted Woodward in the Watergate investigation by giving him inside information about the burglary, confirming or denying tips given The Post, and, in often cryptic form, telling the men which leads to pursue. Notes from several meetings between Woodward and Felt reveal the crimes of many White House officials who were eventually convicted from the Watergate affair. Through his secretive efforts, Felt provided the reporters, and the American people, with information that exposed the criminals involved in the Watergate affair. Felt’s information brought the guilty to justice and restored America’s rule by law and not rule by the whims of men.

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Impeachment & Resignation:
House passes impeachment charges: 27 Jul 1974 1
Pres. Nixon resigns: 08 Aug 1974 1
Alexander Butterfield reveals Nixon recordings:
13 Jul 1973 1
House Judiciary passes article of impeachment:
27 Jul 1974 1
Nixon declares, "I'm not a crook.":
17 Nov 1973 1
Richard Nixon resigns:
08 Aug 1974 1
Saturday Night Massacre:
20 Oct 1973 1
Senate Watergate Committee hearings televised:
18 May 1973 1
Supreme Court rules that Nixon must turnover tapes:
24 Jul 1974 1
Archibald Cox:
Fired; office of the special prosecutor abolished 1
Attorney General Richardson:
Resigns 1
Saturday Night Massacre:
20 Oct 1973 1
William D. Ruckelshaus:
Deputy Attorney General; resigns 1
Nixon Reelected in landslide victory:
07 Nov 1972 1
Senate Watergate Committee:
Hearings Begin: 18 May 1973 1
Hearings End: 27 Jun 1974 1
Tape Controversy:
Alexander Butterfield testifies: 13 Jul 1973 1
Supreme Court Ruling: Tapes must be turned over; July 24, 1974 1
Washington Post Investigation:
Informant: "Deep Throat," Mark Felt (identity not revealed until 2005) 1
Reporters: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward 1
Watergate Burglary:
Date: 17 Jun 1972 1
Men Arrested: Virgilio Gonzalez, Bernard Barker, James W. McCord, Jr., Eugenio Martinez, and Frank Sturgis 1
Place: Democratic Headquarters, Watergate building, Washington, D.C. 1
White House Officials Punished or Resigned:
Attorney General Richard Kleindienst: Resigned, April 30, 1973 1
G. Gordon Liddy: Convicted of conspiracy, January 30, 1973 1
H.R. Haldeman: Resigned, April 30, 1973 1
James W. McCord Jr.: Convicted of conspiracy, January 30, 1973 1
John Dean: Fired, April 30, 1973 1
John Ehrlichman: Resigned, April 30, 1973 1

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