The Senate Watergate Committee began investigating the break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters. Based on the investigation, the House Judiciary Committee passed three articles of impeachment against Nixon in July 1974.
Congress passed the War Powers Act over President Nixon’s veto. The resolution limited the president’s ability to involve the United States in wars without the authorization of Congress by requiring the president to inform Congress of overseas troop deployment within forty-eight hours and to withdraw troops not authorized by Congress within sixty days.
Rather than face impeachment for his role in the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon resigned as president of the United States. His resignation made Gerald Ford, whom Nixon had appointed vice president upon Spiro Agnew’s resignation, president.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in 1970 by President Richard Nixon to consolidate and clarify government programs related to the enivronment. The EPA contributes to the establishment of pollution-control standards and enforces environmental acts and statutes.