Chapter 24 Section 2: "Watergate: Nixon's Downfall"
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the constitutional process for removing the President from office (by congress).
Break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate building in 1972 that resulted in a cover-up and the subsequent resignation of Nixon
H. R. Haldeman
The White House chief of staff and close advisor to Nixon; resigned as a result of Watergate coverup
The chief domestic adviser and close advisor to Nixon; resigned as a result of Watergate coverup
Nixon's former attorney general and close advisor; helped him win presidency
A former White House counsel who testified against Nixon as well as other cabinet members in the Watergate hearings. Helped lead to the removal of several White House officials and the resignation of Nixon
Committee to Reelect the President was Nixon's campaign committee to reelect him as president; run by John Mitchell
investigative reporter for Washington Post helped uncover the Watergate scandal that led to U.S. President Richard Nixon's resignation
Journalist for the Washington Post that helped uncover the Watergate scandal with Bob Woodward
Chief judge in the trial of the Watergate buglars
and later demanded Nixon's tapes during the whole fiasco.
Senator Sam Ervin
Chair of the special committee that was in charge of Watergates investigations. They investigated administration officials who could been involved in the scandal
Saturday Night Massacre
A name given to the resignation of the U.S. attorney general and the firing of his deputy in October 1973, after they refused to carry out President Nixon's order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate affair
White House tapes
Tapes made by Nixon in the Oval Office to make his memoir when he was no longer President; he didn't want to release them because they held information proving that he was a part of the watergate scandal