Six events in January 1973 changed American politics forever.  Read about these events and their interconnections.  These events marked a major turning point and explain much about the current state of deadlock in the government of the United States.

A photo from the Watergate Burglars' criminal trial in January 1973.  This is where the burglars were found by police, hiding behind this secretary's desk outside chairman Larry O'Brien's office in the Democratic National Committee's headquarters in the Watergate complex.

A photo from the Watergate Burglars' criminal trial in January 1973.  This is where the burglars were found by police, hiding behind this secretary's desk outside chairman Larry O'Brien's office in the Democratic National Committee's headquarters in the Watergate complex.