The chronology of the Watergate scandal can be confusing.
The story of Watergate has an intriguing historical and political background, arising out of political events of the 1960s such as Vietnam, and the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1970.
But the chronology of the scandal really begins during 1972, following the break-in at the Watergate Hotel.
By 1973, Nixon had been re-elected, but the storm clouds were building. By early 1974, the nation was consumed by Watergate. In August, Nixon resigned.
- An Overview of Watergate
- Brief Chronology
- 1971 – 1972
- 1997 – 25th Anniversary of the Watergate Break-In
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