Watergate

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Slide 1: 

How & Why

WATERGATE : 

WATERGATE JUNE 17,1972

Slide 3: 

" A 3rd rate burglary "

WATERGATE : 

WATERGATE JUNE 17,1972

PRE-BREAK-IN : 

PRE-BREAK-IN CONGRESSMAN SENATOR VICE-PRESIDENT Nixon Background

PLAY on FEARS : 

PLAY on FEARS SILENT MAJORITY Fears …crime rate, drug abuse, racial tensions , violence , law n’ order . Spiro T. Agnew George Wallace

PENTAGON PAPERS : 

PENTAGON PAPERS DANIEL ELLSBERG THE PLUMBERS MAY DAY RIOTS ...1971 1972 CONVENTIONS U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM

Nixon’s options : 

Nixon’s options Nixon considered immediate withdrawal from Vietnam impossible Would lead to political backlash from the hawks(people who supported the war), similar to what crippled the presidency of Harry S. Truman. Credibility of the United States as a world power would be compromised by immediate withdrawl. Use of nuclear weapons would only further polarize public opinion in the United States and lead to horrible political consequences abroad, especially in Europe.

The Cease-Fire and end to the Vietnam War. : 

5/13/2010 9 The Cease-Fire and end to the Vietnam War. The United States agreed to a cease-fire in January 1973, after heavy bombing failed to sway the North Vietnamese from their demands. Each side was allowed to claim a diplomatic victory. The U.S. pledged to withdraw it’s remaining forces from South Vietnam and to help rebuild Vietnam. Prisoners were exchanged The major issue behind the war - the political future of Vietnam was not addressed.

Détente …China / USSR : 

5/13/2010 10 Détente …China / USSR Play upon age old fears Kissinger S.A.L.T. XMAS bombing 1972 There goes Some Good Vodka !!! So this is Laddey In a few Years !

Slide 11: 

CREEP MAURICE STANS ITT & DITA BEARD ROGER VESCO “ BIG MAC “

DIRTY TRICKS : 

DIRTY TRICKS SLUSH FUNDS ENIMIES LIST CANNUK LETTER

BREAK-IN : 

BREAK-IN JAMES McCORD … E.HOWARD HUNT WASHINGTON POST … WOODWARD & BERNSTEIN 1972 ELECTION

Slide 14: 

All The Presidents Men

Slide 15: 

CONSTITUTIONAL WAR

THE COVER-UP : 

THE COVER-UP SENATE WATERGATE COMMITTEE 3/23/73 … JUDGE SIRICA 4/20/73 … FBI INVOLVED 4/30/73 … STAFF RESIGNATIONS 6/25/73 ... DEAN AND HUSH $$$ 7/16/73 … TAPES 10/10/73 … SPIRO RESIGNS 10/20/73 … SATURDAY NITE MASSACRE 11/21/73 … 18 MINUTE GAP

Slide 17: 

The Cover-up

Slide 18: 

ALL THE KING'S MEN ...

The Usual Suspects : 

The Usual Suspects H.R.Haldeman John Erhlichman Att`y Gen`l Mitchell John Dean G.Gordon Liddy

VP Spiro Agnew : 

VP Spiro Agnew

INDICTMENTS : 

INDICTMENTS ATT`Y GENERAL`S MITCHELL & KLEINDIENST NIXON BACK TAXES AUG.5TH SMOKING GUN TAPE AUG.8TH …RESIGNATION SEPT.8TH …PARDON

THE RAP SHEET : 

THE RAP SHEET B & E & ASSAULT ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS DIRTY TRICKS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE ET.AL I QUIT !!!

Slide 23: 

" I am not a Crook"

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5/13/2010 24 The End

Slide 25: 

SUMMARY

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