Eyewitness to Watergate, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1604263482
  • ISBN-13: 9781604263480
  • DDC: 973.924
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

Decades after the resignation of President Nixon, the impact of the Watergate scandal continues to affect the institutional power of the president of the United States. This landmark event is a major subject of in-depth study at the high school and college levels. Now, CQ Press has published the definitive resource on this event for students researching this political era in U.S. history.

Eyewitness to Watergate traces the events, characters, and outcomes of one of the greatest scandals in U.S. political history. No other work for the high school researcher contains so rich a collection of primary government documents, vital news stories from the time period, and expert, unbiased commentary and analysis.

Through a unique combination of primary source documents and historical journalism from the period, Eyewitness to Watergate weaves together and engaging narrative of the scandal and its aftermath. Headnote materials explain the context of the documents, draw parallels to contemporary events in U.S. government, and provide updated information on the key players involved in the scandal.

Primary source materials include transcripts from hearings, impeachment proceedings, special prosecutor's activities, federal court proceedings, and presidential communications. This comprehensive yet affordably priced new volume will serve as a valuable resource in high school, undergraduate, and public libraries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Features.
Guide to Eyewitness to Watergate: A Documentary History for Students.
Introduction.
1: Break-In and Senate Inquiry.
2: Introduction: Senate Hearings Bring Watergate Before a Nationwide Audience.
3: Watergate Scandal: A Senate Search for the Truth.
4: Watergate Personalities.
5: Watergate: A Dramatic Switch by the White House.
6: Watergate: Traumatic Week for the Administration.
7: Watergate: Indictments, High-Level Reorganization.
8: Watergate: Committee Hearings of ‘Utmost Gravity’.
9: Watergate: A Presidential Counterattack.
10: Watergate: Magruder Implicates Top Officials and Most Damaging Charges Yet by Dean.
11: Watergate: Testimony from Taciturn John Mitchell.
12: Watergate: Near Showdown on White House Records.
13: Watergate: A Historic Constitutional Confrontation.
14: Watergate Committee Hears 33rd Witness, Recesses and the 34th Watergate Witness: Nixon Restates his Case.
15: The White House Tapes.
16: Introduction: ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ Precipitates House Impeachment Inquiry.
17: Congress Examines Presidential Impeachment.
18: Appointments and Hearings; Two Tapes Do Not Exist and Congress Continues Hearings on Tapes, Prosecutor.
19: Watergate: Vital Work Ahead for Senate Committee.
20: Possibly a ‘Sinister Force’ Blanked Out the Tape and Watergate: An Inconclusive Report on Gap in Tape.
21: Watergate: Indications of Deliberate Tape Erasures and Six Months in Prison for ‘Plumber’ Egil Krogh.
22: Approval of Subpoena Power for Judiciary Committee.
23: Watergate: A Historic Subpoena to the President and Jaworski Subpoenas 60 Additional Conversations.
24: Transcripts: A Dramatic Disclosure by Nixon.
25: Impeachment Threat and Resignation.
26: Introduction: Nixon Resigns Under Threat of Certain Impeachment.
27: Grand Jury Names Nixon Co-Conspirator.
28: Impeachment: Moving Toward a Decision.
29: Impeachment: 3 Articles Sent to House Floor.
30: The Transition: Nixon Resigns, Ford Takes Over.
31: The Pardon and Coverup Trial.
32: Introduction: The Aftermath: Pardon for Nixon, Convictions at the Coverup Trial.
33: A Pardon for Nixon and Watergate Is Back.
Epilogue: Lasting Effects of Watergate.
White House Edited Transcripts of Presidential Conversations.
Transcript of Conversations Between President Nixon and H. R. Haldeman, June 23, 1972.
Transcript of Meeting with President Nixon, H. R. Haldeman, and John Dean, Sept. 15, 1972.
Transcript of Meeting Between President Nixon and John Dean, March 21, 1973.
Index.
Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Features.
Guide to Eyewitness to Watergate: A Documentary History for Students.
Introduction.
1: Break-In and Senate Inquiry.
2: Introduction: Senate Hearings Bring Watergate Before a Nationwide Audience.
3: Watergate Scandal: A Senate Search for the Truth.
4: Watergate Personalities.
5: Watergate: A Dramatic Switch by the White House.
6: Watergate: Traumatic Week for the Administration.
7: Watergate: Indictments, High-Level Reorganization.
8: Watergate: Committee Hearings of ‘Utmost Gravity’.
9: Watergate: A Presidential Counterattack.
10: Watergate: Magruder Implicates Top Officials and Most Damaging Charges Yet by Dean.
11: Watergate: Testimony from Taciturn John Mitchell.
12: Watergate: Near Showdown on White House Records.
13: Watergate: A Historic Constitutional Confrontation.
14: Watergate Committee Hears 33rd Witness, Recesses and the 34th Watergate Witness: Nixon Restates his Case.
15: The White House Tapes.
16: Introduction: ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ Precipitates House Impeachment Inquiry.
17: Congress Examines Presidential Impeachment.
18: Appointments and Hearings; Two Tapes Do Not Exist and Congress Continues Hearings on Tapes, Prosecutor.
19: Watergate: Vital Work Ahead for Senate Committee.
20: Possibly a ‘Sinister Force’ Blanked Out the Tape and Watergate: An Inconclusive Report on Gap in Tape.
21: Watergate: Indications of Deliberate Tape Erasures and Six Months in Prison for ‘Plumber’ Egil Krogh.
22: Approval of Subpoena Power for Judiciary Committee.
23: Watergate: A Historic Subpoena to the President and Jaworski Subpoenas 60 Additional Conversations.
24: Transcripts: A Dramatic Disclosure by Nixon.
25: Impeachment Threat and Resignation.
26: Introduction: Nixon Resigns Under Threat of Certain Impeachment.
27: Grand Jury Names Nixon Co-Conspirator.
28: Impeachment: Moving Toward a Decision.
29: Impeachment: 3 Articles Sent to House Floor.
30: The Transition: Nixon Resigns, Ford Takes Over.
31: The Pardon and Coverup Trial.
32: Introduction: The Aftermath: Pardon for Nixon, Convictions at the Coverup Trial.
33: A Pardon for Nixon and Watergate Is Back.
Epilogue: Lasting Effects of Watergate.
White House Edited Transcripts of Presidential Conversations.
Transcript of Conversations Between President Nixon and H. R. Haldeman, June 23, 1972.
Transcript of Meeting with President Nixon, H. R. Haldeman, and John Dean, Sept. 15, 1972.
Transcript of Meeting Between President Nixon and John Dean, March 21, 1973.
Index.