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Chapter 24 Nixon's Downfall


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The events and scandal surrounding a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in 1972 and the subsequent cover-up of White House involvement, leading to the eventual resignation of President Nixon under the threat of impeachment.
H.R. Haldeman
a key aide to President Nixon who ordered the CIA and FBI not to probe too deeply into the Watergate break-in; he helped provide money to keep the burglars quiet and was later sentenced to prison for his role in Watergate.
John Ehrlichman
along with Haldeman, was one of Nixon's most trusted aids. He was deeply involved with Nixon's scandals & did whatever he felt was necessary to protect Nixon.
John Mitchell
Nixon's first attorney general and his close friend and adviser; many people believe he ordered the Watergate break-in. He participated in the cover-up and served nineteen months in prison for his role
Committee to Reelect the President
an organization formed to run Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign, which was linked to the Watergate scandal.
Judge John Sirica
the judge who tried the Watergate burglars who eventually uncovered a connection to the Nixon White House.
Saturday Night Massacre
Archibald Cox, the prosecutor of the Watergate scandal case who had issued a subpoena of the tapes, was fired. Both the attorney general and deputy general resigned because they, themselves did not want to fire Cox.