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Watergate and Other Cold War Fun!. What is Watergate?. Men associated with President Nixon’s campaign broke into Democratic campaign headquarters (Watergate Hotel) Committee for the Re-Election of the President(CREEP) Attempting to steal files and plant listening devices. Effects of Watergate.

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Watergate and other cold war fun

Watergate and Other Cold War Fun!


What is watergate

What is Watergate?

  • Men associated with President Nixon’s campaign broke into Democratic campaign headquarters (Watergate Hotel)

    • Committee for the Re-Election of the President(CREEP)

  • Attempting to steal files and plant listening devices


Effects of watergate

Effects of Watergate

  • Uncovered that Nixon had been sabotaging opponents and had planted illegal wiretaps

  • Nixon denied having wiretaps in his office

    • Refused to hand over recorded tapes

  • Prior to impeachment, Nixon resigned as President

    • First and only President to do so


The troubled 70s

The Troubled 70s

  • The peace and love of the 1970s also contained mistrust of the gov’t

    • Vietnam as a controversial war

    • A paranoid President who made citizens suspicious of their government

  • Gave the press authority to scrutinize government further


Presidential follies

Presidential Follies

  • Pres. Gerald Ford: (Nixon’s VP)

    • Immediately pardoned Richard Nixon of his impeachment charge

    • Highly unpopular with the public

      • Unemployment at the highest since Great Depression


More mistakes

More Mistakes

  • Pres. Jimmy Carter

    • Easily defeats Pres. Ford

    • American embassy in Iran is swarmed and employees taken hostage 1979

    • President Carter orders an armed rescue

      • Black Hawk Down – 8 soldiers

    • Carter leaves office with 21% approval rating

      • Lowest ever recorded


Ronald reagan

Ronald Reagan

  • Ronald Reagan Documentary


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