In this chapter you read about the turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s. The Vietnam War created an atmosphere in which Americans questioned their leaders on foreign policy. Watergate created an atmosphere of distrust for all politicians. In this activity you will take a closer look at the scandal that led Richard Nixon to resign the presidency.
Destination Title: Watergate Info
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Start at the Watergate Info Web site.
- Scroll down to read the material on the opening page.
- In the menu on the left of the screen, click on Brief Timeline and scan the list of events.
- Then click on Aftermath in the menu on the left. Read the information.
- Finally, click on Speeches. Scroll down and click on Resignation Speech. Read this speech, and then click on and Read the speech Nixon might have made if he had decided not to resign.
Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.