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  1. Review of Movements

  2. Nixon, Watergate andthe Imperial Presidency

  3. Why was Nixon known as the Imperial President? • Imperial = ? • Was Nixon’s reelection in 1972 in trouble? • What are some reasons Nixon might have feared losing the White House? • These could be practical or more philosophical. • What are the limits of a president’s powers? • The Constitution, Article II, Section 4:  The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

  4. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall Nixon fears losing reelection. Nixon discusses illegally bugging the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel.

  5. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall

  6. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall Nixon fears losing reelection. “Plumbers” connected to CREEP break in to DNC at the Watergate Hotel.

  7. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall

  8. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall Nixon fears losing reelection. “Plumbers” connected to CREEP break in to DNC at the Watergate Hotel. Staffers close to Nixon are implicated in the cover-up of the break in.

  9. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall

  10. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall Nixon fears losing reelection. Woodward and Bernstein at The Post confirm with information from an anonymous source. “Plumbers” connected to CREEP break in to DNC at the Watergate Hotel. The Senate holds hearings to discover if Nixon was involved in the crime and/or coverup. Staffers close to Nixon are implicated in the cover-up of the break in. Dean and Butterfield implicate the president knew of the crime and directed the cover-up…ON TAPE!

  11. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall

  12. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall President Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Cox. Attorney General resigned. Nixon fears losing reelection. “Plumbers” connected to CREEP break in to DNC at the Watergate Hotel. Special Prosecutor Cox begins investigation into Nixon; requests tapes. Woodward and Bernstein at The Post confirm with information from an anonymous source. The Senate holds hearings to discover if Nixon was involved in the crime and/or coverup. Staffers close to Nixon are implicated in the cover-up of the break in. Dean and Butterfield implicate the president knew of the crime and directed the cover-up…ON TAPE!

  13. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall

  14. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall Edited transcripts are turned over to House committee. President Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Cox. Attorney General resigned. Supreme Court denies executive privilege; order release of all tapes. Nixon fears losing reelection. “Plumbers” connected to CREEP break in to DNC at the Watergate Hotel. Special Prosecutor Cox begins investigation into Nixon; requests tapes. Woodward and Bernstein at The Post confirm with information from an anonymous source. The Senate holds hearings to discover if Nixon was involved in the crime and/or coverup. Staffers close to Nixon are implicated in the cover-up of the break in. Dean and Butterfield implicate the president knew of the crime and directed the cover-up…ON TAPE!

  15. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall “The Smoking Gun”

  16. Watergate: Nixon’s Downfall Edited transcripts are turned over to House committee. President Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Cox. Attorney General resigned. Supreme Court denies executive privilege; order release of all tapes. Nixon fears losing reelection. Nixon resigns. “Plumbers” connected to CREEP break in to DNC at the Watergate Hotel. Special Prosecutor Cox begins investigation into Nixon; requests tapes. Tapes are turned over; House impeaches Nixon. Woodward and Bernstein at The Post confirm with information from an anonymous source. The Senate holds hearings to discover if Nixon was involved in the crime and/or coverup. Staffers close to Nixon are implicated in the cover-up of the break in. Dean and Butterfield implicate the president knew of the crime and directed the cover-up…ON TAPE!

  17. Legacies of Watergate • Multiple arrests • Creation of new laws • Renewed interest in investigative journalism • First resignation of a U.S. President • Further distrust of American government Was Watergate an event that exposed the weaknesses or the strengths of our constitutional system?

  18. The Nixon Administration

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