Watergate Quiz

Watergate Quiz

Watergate Quiz Choose the best answer from the options given.   1. Who was Bebe Robozo? Nixon’s best friendA dirty tricksterThe Assistant Attorney General who discussed Watergate with Nixon     2. Who was Virgilio Gonzalez? A White House AideOne of the burglars arrested inside the WatergateA Federal Judge     3. What was the ‘milk fund’? Funds used to pay off Watergate burglarsMoney set aside for kid’s milk at schoolA stockpile of money made up from contributions from the dairy industry     4. Was Nixon the first president to resign from office? No, the thirdYes, the first and onlyNo, the fifth     5. Who was killed in a plane crash carrying $10,000 in cash? Mrs. FluteMrs. HuntMr. Manning     6. Mrs. Nixon’s nickname was what? PatThelmaFiona     7. Who was the chief prosecutor at the original Watergate trial? Alex ClemensFrank MarshEarl S. Silbert     8. Who did Nixon say advised him to tape his White House conversations? Anthony VlasewiczDr. LewisLyndon B. Johnson     9. Who blew the whistle on the White House taping system? An anonymous personAlexander ButterfieldNixon   10. E. Howard Hunt wrote more than 40 spy novels. What was his nickname? “The Pest”“The Sneak”“The Writer”   Click on the finished button when you’re done to see how well you did. Source for information:     The Associated Press    ...
Watergate – The Aftermath

Watergate – The Aftermath

Film: All The Presidents Men Author: Malcolm Farnsworth A Look At the Aftermath of Watergate Casualties & Convictions Resulting from Watergate Aftermath Political Values and Watergate Casualties & Convictions Resulting from Watergate One presidential resignation One vice-presidential resignation 40 government officials indicted or jailed H.R. Haldeman & John Erlichman (White House staff) resigned 30 April 1973, subsequently jailed John Dean (White House legal counsel) sacked 30 April 1973, subsequently jailed John Mitchell, Attorney-General and Chairman of the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP) jailed Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy (ex-White House staff), planned the Watergate break-in, both jailed Charles Colson, special counsel to the President jailed James McCord (Security Director of CREEP) jailed   Aftermath Some commentators attribute the increased level of cynicism about politics to the Watergate affair. The media becomes more confident and aggressive. Watergate was unraveled by the Washington Post reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Their work led to the development of teams of “investigative” reporters on newspapers around the world. “Deep Throat” became an everyday term, referring to the anonymous official who leaked information to Woodward and Bernstein. A new wave of Democratic congressmen is elected in 1976 and there are dramatic changes in the composition of committee chairmanships. Many of Nixon’s subordinates are jailed, some discover religion, and others write books. Political scandals are termed “–gate”. Nixon sets about to rehabilitate his reputation, writing books and traveling the world. He dies on April 22nd 1994 at the age of 81. In 1995, Oliver Stone produces a film called “Nixon”, starring Anthony Hopkins as Nixon. The film is condemned by the Nixon family. Former...
Watergate – Part 1

Watergate – Part 1

Watergate – Part 1 Film:  All The Presidents Men Author: Malcolm Farnsworth Reprinted with Permission   What Was Watergate? Background – Watergate The Political Context The Watergate Burglary What Was Watergate? “Watergate” is a general term used to describe a complex web of political scandals between 1972 and 1974. The word refers to the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. In addition to the hotel, the Watergate complex houses many business offices. It was here that the office of the Democratic National Committee was burgled on June 17th, 1972. “Watergate” is now an all-encompassing term used to refer to: Political Burglary Bribery Extortion Wiretapping (Phone Tapping) Conspiracy Obstruction Of Justice Destruction Of Evidence Tax Fraud Illegal Use Of The Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) Illegal Use Of The Federal Bureau Of Investigations (F.B.I.) Illegal Campaign Contributions Use Of Public (Taxpayers’) Money For Private Purposes   Background – Watergate 1968: Richard Milhous Nixon (Republican) elected president. Nixon had been Vice President under Eisenhower (1952-60) and had been defeated in the 1960 presidential election by John F. Kennedy. 1971: Publication of the “Pentagon Papers”. These secret Defense Department documents on American involvement in the Vietnam war were leaked to the New York Times by an official in the Defense Department, Dr. Daniel Ellsberg. Nixon challenged the publication of the documents in the Supreme Court and lost when the court ruled 6-3 in favor of publication. 1970-1: A White House Special Investigations Unit is established, known as the “Plumbers”. This secret group investigated the private lives of Nixon’s critics and political enemies. It burgled the office of Ellsberg’s psychiatrist in an attempt to discover damaging...
Watergate Learning Links

Watergate Learning Links

Watergate Learning Links Film:  All The Presidents Men   Washington Post Watergate 25th This June 1997 package commemorated the 25 anniversary of the Watergate burglary. Source:  The Washington Post Company   All Politics 25th Anniversary Look at Watergate This is an in-depth look at the Watergate scandal.  The report, done in 1997, includes a glossary, a look back at the events through 38 issues of Time Magazine, and video from the TV coverage of the events. Source:     All Politics   Illusion & Delusion:  The Watergate Decade Mark Godfrey introduces you to the amazing events of Watergate through equally amazing photos of the people and places involved. The Photos Source:     Journal E   Watergate Read about Watergate, the cover-up, the dispute over the Presidential tapes, and other issues surrounding this presidential scandal. Source:     The American Presidency –Grolier   Watergate- Time & Again Time & Again looks at Watergate in 1998 during the 25th anniversary of the events from the break-in through Nixon’s pardon. Source:     Time & Again, MSNBC   Quoteland Watergate If you’re looking for the perfect quote for your paper on Watergate, this is the place to start. Source:     Quoteland Documents FBI documents on Watergate The FBI investigated the June 17, 1972 break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters (DNCH) in the Watergate Complex, Washington, D.C.  A security guard discovered burglars hiding electronic listening devices in the Conference Room area of the DNCH, violating Federal Interception of Communications Law. Source:     The Federal Bureau of Investigation   The Watergate Tapes- Real Audio Explore Watergate through Real Audio recordings and downloadable transcripts. Source:     Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley   NARA...