Summary and Reflection: This is a documentary on the Watergate scandal, starting for the beginning of the incident to the end. I haven’t watched the whole thing but from what I saw, it contains both actual footage from news casts exposing the incident, and interviews from people that witnessed the whole thing go down. This documentary is published and done by National Geographic, so I know that the source is reliable. This documentary is very interesting even though i've only gone through fifteen out of the forty five minutes in this documentary. I intend to finish it when i have more time because i’d like to become extremely informed on the incident. MLA Citation: National Geographic, director. The Final Report: Watergate Scandal .Https://Www.youtube.com/Watch?v=vC9PE2CiSGA
Summary and Reflection: Full text and video of President Richard Nixon's first Watergate speech in which he announced the resignations of Bob Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Richard Kleindienst and John Dean.This speech was released soon after the scandal was brought to the eye of the public. President Nixon is forced to yet again try and cover his tracks by blaming three of his advisors, and forcing them to resign. He later resigns himself, but for now he has just released the names of three of his close advisors that were forced to resign. I haven't personally watched the video, but I read some of the transcript, and he seems pretty calm even though we all know that there's a knife to his throat, metaphorically speaking. MLA Citation: “Nixon's First Watergate Speech.” Watergateinfo, 7 Oct. 1995, watergate.info/1973/04/30/nixons-first-watergate-speech.html
Summary and Reflection: This political cartoon is about Nixon and his involvement with the watergate scandal. This shows that he is "Pinocchio" which also means that he is lying about it, that's why his nose is long like Pinocchio when he lies. I chose this political cartoon because it is clear that the artist that drew this cartoon is not a fan of President Nixon, so much so that they drew a cartoon showing that he was a liar. This cartoon is very well done because it is clear who this is supposed to be and what is said about him. MLA Citation: Granger. Google Image Result for Https://Images.fineartamerica.com/Images-Medium-Large/2-Watergate-Scandal-1973-Granger.jpg, Google, 9 Sept. 2012, images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fimages.fineartamerica.com%2Fimages-medium-large%2F2-watergate-scandal-1973-granger.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Ffineartamerica.com%2Ffeatured%2F2-watergate-scandal-1973-granger.html&docid=4AGDdPe_yzVe_M&tbnid=8zv9ZsgTWD-fcM%3A&vet=1&w=702&h=900&source=sh%2Fx%2Fim.
Summary and Reflection: This is a picture taken during the time of the Watergate Scandal showing young people walking through the streets with a sign saying ”Impeach Nixon”. This picture is very important to this scandal because it not only shows how the American people were feeling during the time of the exposure of this incident, but what drove Nixon to resign from office. It also reveals how intense the situation was if people are protesting in the streets for congress to impeach their president. I chose this picture because it shows people marching together against their own president. Which in a day like now is not uncommon, but back then it was a very controversial thing to protest against your own government. MLA Citation: Kirby, Debra. “Headlines In Context: Comparing the Watergate Scandal to Russia’s Election Meddling Investigation.” Google Image Result for Http://Blog.gale.com/Wp-Content/Uploads/2017/05/ARKNXP19740427002_md_spot.Jpg, Google, 16 May 2017, images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.gale.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F05%2FARKNXP19740427002_md_spot.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.gale.com%2Fheadlines-in-context-comparing-the-watergate-scandal-to-russias-election-meddling-investigation%2F&docid=sSHiwwQM8SinxM&tbnid=lnA_CDNxApeZnM%3A&vet=1&w=800&h=310&source=sh%2Fx%2Fim
Summary and Reflection: This article is written by the last surviving member of the senate committee that investigated the Watergate Scandal. He talks about how they discovered that President Nixon was not only covering up the burglary, but had been underpaying his taxes for years. So after they did covered that they made him pay hundreds of thousands in restituation. People have asked the writer of this article if Nixon and Trump can be compared, and he believes that they can’t… yet. He thinks that if the President gets tied up in a scandal like this, then yes he can be compared to Nixon, but as of now Trump can not be compared to Nixon and his scandal. This article is very enlightening because it shows what an actual member of the Senate committee that investigated the situation thought while discovering this scandal. It also shows other aspects of this scandal that I hadn’t realized before. MLA Citation: Weicker, Lowell P. “What the Watergate Committee Taught Me.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 21 June 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/opinion/watergate-nixon-trump-russia-investigation.html.
Summary and Reflection: This article is about when president Nixon resigned from office after the Watergate scandal was opened to the public. The newspaper article titled “interests of US come first” explains what has been going on after the watergate scandal was first opened to the public and why Nixon decided to resign. This article is very enlightening because it shows both the factual aspect of Nixon’s resignation, and how other people felt about the watergate scandal. This also shows a little bit about how Nixon tried to resolve the issue, but ended up being forced to resigned before congress impeached him. MLA Citation: Department, Guardian Research. “1974: Watergate scandal forces President Nixon to resign.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 2 June 2011, www.theguardian.com/theguardian/from-the-archive-blog/2011/jun/02/guardian190-nixon-resigns-1974.