Document Based Question Lesson Plan: Richard Nixon and Watergate Scandal
DBQ: Watergate the Anatomy of a Scandal

What were the roles of the Congress, the press, and the courts in investigating President Nixon’s unchecked presidential power?

Background:
President Richard Nixon’s administration was marred by political scandal, called Watergate. That led to his resignation. What were the roles of the Congress, the press, and the courts in investigating President Nixon’s unchecked presidential power?

Task:
Use your knowledge of World War II and the documents to answer the questions and then the essential question

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