Richard Nixon



Bill Bryant
Per. 1
Research Quest

Text Book Area

Our textbooks had a lot of information on Richard Nixon he did many different things in his life. Since I am concentrating on the Watergate scandal I read the section in the book about that. The information was on pages 775- 781. It discussed what the Watergate scandal was about. The Watergate scandal took place during Nixon’s second term. In January 1973, two months after Nixon had won the presidential election Watergate began to unfold. Investigations revealed that the Nixon administration had violated people’s civil liberties and was guilty of abuses of power. The Watergate crisis ended with the resignation of President Nixon on August 9, 1974.

Twenty Questions

1 Where was Richard Nixon born?
2 Why was Richard Nixon impeached?
3 What was the Watergate scandal?
4 What did Nixon accomplish while in office?
5 What events led to Nixon’s resignation?
6 Would Nixon have been forced to resign if he didn’t do it on his own?
7 How was Nixon caught for the Watergate Scandal?
8 When was Nixon elected?
9 When did Nixon resign?
10 Who had found the tapes about Watergate?
11 What were Nixon’s goals as President?
12 When did Richard Nixon die?
13 How did Nixon change the Supreme Court?
14 Why did Nixon try to improve relations with China?
15 Why was the Watergate Scandal so bad?
16 Why was Nixon involved in Watergate?
17 How did the people feel about Nixon’s involvement in Watergate?
18 Why was Nixon re- elected in 1972?
19 What would have happened to Nixon if he didn’t resign?
20 what effects did Watergate have on public confidence in the government?

Thesis

Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate Scandal forced him to resign.

Outside Discussion

For the outside discussion I talked with my dad. He told me that he felt Nixon wasn’t a very good president. He said that Nixon had really messed up the United States. We talked about the Watergate scandal and how Nixon had resigned. My Dad felt that Nixon had done the right thing by resigning from office. My dad also told me about the gas crisis that had happened during Nixon’s Presidency. He told me about how the government had said that we were going to run out of gas and prices went way up. Now 20 years later we still have plenty of gas to go around. My dad felt that Nixon wasn’t a very honest of too great of a guy.

Teacher Discussion

The teacher discussion took place on Friday October 13, 2000. We discussed what part of Nixon’s life I should research about. We talked about various time periods of Nixon’s life such as before, during, and after his presidency. I chose to do the end of his presidency, which is when the Watergate Scandal took place.

Bibliography

(5 Books)

Grosset and Dunlap. The memories of Richad Nixon. New York: A Filmways company
Publishers 1978.

Hess, Stephen and Mazo, Earl. Nixon. New York: Harper and Row 1968.

Mazo, Earl. Richard Nixon. New York: Harper and Brothers: 1959

Schuster and Simon. Richard Nixon in the arena. New York: 1990

Wicker, Tom One of Us New York: Random House, 1991


(3 Magazine articles)

Buchanan, Patrick “ Watergate: A political coup Driven By Media Hatred of Nixon”
Human events Jul. 1997

D’Agostino, Joseph. “Watergate and Congress: From Criminal Investigation to
Impeachment Inquiry” Human Events Mar. 1998.

Kehoe, John “Richard Nixon” Biography Feb. 1998


(2 Electronic sources)

“Richard Nixon.” 12 October 2000 http://metalab.unc.edu/lia/President/Nixon.html.

“Richard Nixon.” 12 October 2000 http://www.swiftsite.com/Nixonfamily




Bibliography:


Buchanan, Patrick “ Watergate: A political coup Driven By Media Hatred of Nixon”
Human events Jul. 1997

D’Agostino, Joseph. “Watergate and Congress: From Criminal Investigation to
Impeachment Inquiry” Human Events Mar. 1998.

Grosset and Dunlap. The memories of Richad Nixon. New York: A Filmways company
Publishers 1978.

Hess, Stephen and Earl Mazo. Nixon. New York: Harper and Row 1968.

Kehoe, John “Richard Nixon” Biography Feb. 1998

Mazo, Earl. Richard Nixon. New York: Harper and Brothers: 1959

Nixon Family. Acadian Production. 1997-2000. 12 October 2000.
www.Swiftsite.com/Nixonfamily.

“Richard Nixon.” Encarta Online. 1993-2000. Microsoft corporation 12 October 2000.
www.Encarta.msn.com.

Schuster and Simon. Richard Nixon in the arena. New York: Simon and Schuster 1990

Wicker, Tom, One of Us New York: Random House, 1991