Chapter 35

Chapter 35: Rebellion And Reaction In The 1960s And 1970s

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Watergate

Overview

Why did many members of Congress believe that President Richard Nixon should be removed from office?

By the summer of 1974 the scandal regarding the break-in at the Watergate building threatened Richard Nixon's presidency. After secret White House tapes revealed that Nixon had ordered a cover-up, many members of Congress called for the impeachment of the president. Realizing that he had lost the support of his party and the American public, Nixon chose to resign rather than face impeachment and trial.

Sources

Choose from the following titles:

  1. Articles of Impeachment for Richard M. Nixon (July 27, 1974)
  2. Senator Sam Ervin Explains the Meaning and Consequences of Watergate (1974)
  3. Cartoon: Nixon Tangled in Tapes
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