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.
Congress enacted the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, which allowed tribes to directly make federal contracts and receive grants and gave tribal governments control over their own law enforcement, education, health programs, and social services.