Watergate is the most important political scandal of the twentieth century. Listed below are six activities and a lecture that explore the facts of the scandal and the constitutional crisis it caused. The activities provide an opportunity for students to work with primary sources, develop map skills, Internet research skills and practice reading comprehension. Additionally, there are new links to video of the Senate Watergate Hearings and the House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearings.


August 8, 1974: Richard Nixon resigns the presidency.
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Watergate Lecture
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Teaching Resources

  • Watergate Web Activities
  • Watergate Oral History Teaching Resources
  • Watergate Tour Map Study
    • Watergate Tour Article
  • Woodward and Bernstein Article
  • Granting Pardon to Richard M. Nixon
  • Watergate Lecture

Student Handouts

  • Watergate Timeline
  • Watergate Who's Who
  • Watergate Oral History
  • Watergate Tour Map Study
  • Woodward and Bernstein Questions
  • Nixon Pardon