Watergate

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How an event is remembered depends on the people who record it. The broadest possible understanding of history comes from exploring multiple perspectives: from different time periods, different cultures, different ideologies.

The Perspectives on Modern World History series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history. Using primary and secondary sources, each, volume provides background information on a significant event in modern world history, presents the ...

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Overview

How an event is remembered depends on the people who record it. The broadest possible understanding of history comes from exploring multiple perspectives: from different time periods, different cultures, different ideologies.

The Perspectives on Modern World History series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history. Using primary and secondary sources, each, volume provides background information on a significant event in modern world history, presents the controversies surrounding the event, and offers first-person narratives from people who lived through or were impacted by the event. All volumes in the series include an annotated table of contents, a chronology, a bibliography, and a subject index. For students and other researchers, Perspectives on Modern World History helps develop critical thinking skills, increases global awareness, and enhances an understanding of international perspectives about historic events.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737757972
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 1/27/2012
  • Series: Perspectives on Modern World History Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 4

World Map 9

Chapter 1 Historical Background on Watergate

1 An Overview of Watergate, from the Break-In to the Resignation Richard M. Flanagan Louis W. Koenig 13

2 News of a Break-In at the Watergate Alfred E. Lewis 21

3 The Washington Post Reveals the Scandal, and the White House Fires Back J. Anthony Lukas 30

4 The US House of Representatives Issues the Articles of Impeachment: Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives 39

5 President Nixon Announces His Resignation Richard M. Nixon 48

6 President Ford Pardons Nixon Gerald R. Ford 56

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding Watergate

1 Watergate Was an Extraordinarily Serious Set of Crimes Sam J. Ervin Jr. 61

2 President Nixon Deserved to Be Removed from Office Barbara Jordan 71

3 The Media Hated Nixon and Drove Him from Office Patrick J. Buchanan 77

4 Executive Privilege Is a Disservice to Democracy Raoul Berger 82

5 Executive Privilege Is Constitutionally Validated Mark J. Rozell 87

6 "Deep Throat" Was No Hero George Putnam 97

7 Anonymous Sources Must Have Their Secrecy Protected Zachary Coile 101

8 Pardoning Nixon Benefited the Country Evan Thomas 106

A former Newsweek editor analyzes the events leading up to Gerald Fords pardon of former president Richard Nixon. Decades later, he argues, public opinion of the pardon has shifted, and Fords decision has been vindicated.

9 Why Pardoning Nixon Was Wrong Timothy Noah 114

10 The Lessons of Watergate Should Never Disappear Elizabeth Drew 122

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

1 Watergate Should Have Been a "Little Thing" Richard M. Nixon David Frost 129

2 The Watergate Cover-Up Almost Succeeded John J. Sirica 142

3 Playboy Interview: G. Gordon Liddy G. Gordon Liddy Eric Norden 153

4 The White House Counsel Has an Odd Encounter with Nixon John W. Dean III 162

5 Nixon's Daughter Praises Her Father's Courage Julie Nixon Eisenhower Larry King 174

Chronology 178

For Further Reading 183

Index 187

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