RICARD NIXON WATERGATE SCANDAL by ert554898

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									A.P. UNITED STATES HISTORY                                                                                             NAME:


                      RICHARD NIXON: WATERGATE SCANDAL
   Richard Nixon’s first term as president (1968-1972) yielded numerous positive results. He made progress on civil rights and health care, he had
   substantially improved the U.S. relationship with China and the Soviet Union, he pressed for key environmental reforms, and by the 1972 election he had
   taken significant steps toward ending U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. In 1972, Nixon won one of the most sweeping presidential victories in U.S.
   history when he defeated Democratic nominee George McGovern, winning every state except two. However, Nixon would not finish his term, becoming
   the first president to resign his position.

   How did a president who had won such an overwhelming victory fall from power? One word, Watergate. You will now look into the events that not only
   helped bring down a president but also caused many Americans to further distrust the presidential office and politics in general. Watergate can be broken
   down into five stages: 1) The Watergate Break-In, 2) The Investigation Begins, 3) Congressional Hearings, 4) The Secret Tapes, 5) Nixon Resigns. Look
   at the following political cartoons. Each one represents one of the stages, but they are out of order. Your job is to match the political cartoon with the
   stage it represents, then sum up that stage in the Watergate Scandal. Use your notes and the information I have provided to help provide the key
   information in your summary.
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