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Here is the story of the Watergate scandal that brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon, including unique reproductions of historic government documents. After June 17, 1972, the word Watergate could no longer be just the name of an officeMoreHere is the story of the Watergate scandal that brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon, including unique reproductions of historic government documents. After June 17, 1972, the word Watergate could no longer be just the name of an office and hotel complex in Washington, D.C. On that date it became a byword for political corruption. In the early hours of that mid-June morning, and in the middle of a presidential campaign, five men were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters located in one of the Watergate offices. The details of this story would form an ever-rising pool of political deceit in which swirled a constitutional crisis that claimed a presidency. Every major aspect of the historic sequence of events in Watergate is reviewed: * The trial of the Watergate Seven burglars * Judge John Sirica * Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities hearings, chaired by Senator Sam Ervin * People: Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, Dean, Hunt, Liddy * Battle for the Tapes * Trials and Tribulations * Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and the Saturday Night Massacre * Transcripts, Document Reproductions, Timelines, Photographs * FBI Report excerpt with a Chronology of Watergate-related Events and Biographical Sketches of Major Figures * The Aftermath When Judge John Sirica gaveled the trial of the Watergate seven to order on January 8, 1973, investigators had discovered a slush fund used to underwrite activities against Democrats, linked to the Committee to Re-elect the President (CRP) headed by John Mitchell. E. Howard Hunt, who had planned the break-in, and four of the burglars pleaded guilty. G. Gordon Liddy, who helped in the planning, and James McCord, the other burglar, refused to cooperate, were convicted of various charges, and sentenced to prison. Shortly after the trial, the United States Senate formed the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, chaired by Senator Sam Ervin (D-NC). Meanwhile, James McCord, contemplating a long prison term, had a change of heart and wrote a letter to Judge Sirica. In it, he claimed that high White House officials had pressured the defendants to plead guilty. The five who pleaded had perjured themselves at the urging of higher-ups. With the letters release, the saga moved decidedly from being a police story to a political story. It slipped beyond Washingtons beltway and captured national attention.This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. Our publications synthesize official government information with original material - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work to uniformly present authoritative knowledge that can be rapidly read, reviewed or searched. Vast archives of important data that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This e-book format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference book that is as convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from renowned experts you trust. For over a quarter of a century, our news, educational, technical, scientific, and medical publications have made unique and valuable references accessible to all people. Our e-books put knowledge at your fingertips, and an expert in your pocket!