September 05, 2003

1974 Trivia: Watergate

This was the year that Richard Nixon and Watergate dominated the American headlines. Beginning May 9, the House Judiciary committee held televised impeachment hearings. Nixon was charged with taking part in a conspiracy to obstruct justice, failure to fulfill his constitutional oath, and unconstitutional defiance of committee subpoenas. On August 5, Nixon admitted to originating plans to have the FBI stop its investigation of the Watergate break-in. President Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974.

Posted by Jennifer at September 5, 2003 09:09 AM