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Richard Nixon's Paranoia Leads to Watergate Scandal
Richard Nixon's Paranoia Leads to Watergate ScandalVideo Clip (2:41)
Video Clip (2:41)
Find out about Nixon's personal demons, which may have led to his involvement in the Watergate scandal.
Deconstructing History: White House
Deconstructing History: White HouseVideo Clip (1:35)
Video Clip (1:35)
It may not have been home to the president until 1800 or even called the White House until 1901, but it remains a symbol of freedom and democracy throughout the world.
Watergate Brings Down Nixon
Watergate Brings Down NixonVideo Clip (2:33)
Video Clip (2:33)
A seemingly random robbery at a Washington, D.C. building leads to the first presidential resignation in American history.
Watergate Forces Nixon to Resign
Watergate Forces Nixon to ResignVideo Clip (3:20)
Video Clip (3:20)
In this History Rocks the 70's video, brought to you by the History Channel, learn about special investigator Archibald Cox's quest to investigate the Watergate cover-up. Nixon tries to get Cox fired several times.
Campaign Spot: Voting Booth (1972)
Campaign Spot: Voting Booth (1972)Video Clip (1:02)
Video Clip (1:02)
George McGovern makes a play for the quintessential undecided voter. Though a clever spot, it would not help McGovern much in the real polls. He had already been branded too liberal advocating withdrawal from Vietnam, amnesty for draft evaders, and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Nixon won in a landslide.
Campaign Spot: McGovern Defense (1972)
Campaign Spot: McGovern Defense (1972)Video Clip (1:01)
Video Clip (1:01)
In this ad, McGoverns defense cuts are criticized, questioning the candidates priorities for national security.
Campaign Spot: China (1972)
Campaign Spot: China (1972)Video Clip (1:02)
Video Clip (1:02)
One of Nixons lasting legacies was his trip to China to normalize relations between the two countries which had been cut off for 20 years. No American president had ever visited China. Nixons tip signaled a major change -- for both America and Chinas policies. And for Republicans, a huge reason to re-elect their candidate.
Nixon's Secret Plan to End the Vietnam War
Nixon's Secret Plan to End the Vietnam WarVideo Clip (3:36)
Video Clip (3:36)
In 1968, Richard Nixon ran on a platform for presidency that included a "secret plan" to end the war in Vietnam.
Ford: Defends Nixon Pardon
Ford: Defends Nixon PardonVideo Clip (1:49)
Video Clip (1:49)
Watch this historical clip of President Gerald Ford as he speaks in front of the House Judiciary Committee about the impeachment of President Nixon. Listen and see what he had to say in this clip.
Richard Nixon's Impeachment Investigation
Richard Nixon's Impeachment InvestigationVideo Clip (3:27)
Video Clip (3:27)
Lawrence Hogan gives us the lowdown on Richard Nixon's impeachment in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
Speeches & Audio (7)
Nixon: "I am Not a Crook"
Nixon: "I am Not a Crook"Audio Clip (1:28)
Audio Clip (1:28)
On November 17, 1973, President Nixon gave a nationally televised and broadcast press conference in which he denied his involvement in the Watergate cover-up and stated that he had never profited from his public service.
Nixon Announces His Resignation
Nixon Announces His ResignationAudio Clip (2:38)
Audio Clip (2:38)
View and listen to President Nixon's resignation speech in its entirety from the White House.
Nixon Officials Caught in Watergate Scandal
Nixon Officials Caught in Watergate ScandalAudio Clip (0:38)
Audio Clip (0:38)
On October 20, 1973, President Richard Nixon dismissed Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and accepted the resignations of Attorney Gen. Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney Gen. William D. Ruckelshaus. Later that night, Sen. Alan Cranston reacts to what became known as the "Saturday Night Massacre."
Gerald R. Ford Pardons Richard Nixon
Gerald R. Ford Pardons Richard NixonAudio Clip (0:53)
Audio Clip (0:53)
In a live broadcast on September 8, 1974, President Gerald Ford grans his disgraced predecessor, Richard Nixon, a "full free and absolute pardon." In an effort to end speculation over whether he had cut a "deal" with Nixon, Ford emphatically stated he'd given the pardon to heal the nation.
Bill Clinton on the Death of Richard Nixon
Bill Clinton on the Death of Richard NixonAudio Clip (1:14)
Audio Clip (1:14)
On April 22, 1994, former President Richard Nixon died in New York City of complications resulting from a stroke he suffered three days earlier. President Bill Clinton eulogizes the former U.S. president.
George McGovern Responds to Spiro Agnew's Criticism
George McGovern Responds to Spiro Agnew's CriticismAudio Clip (1:24)
Audio Clip (1:24)
After Vice President Spiro Agnew's condemnation of Sen. George McGovern's anti-Vietnam War stance on national television, McGovern defends his position.
George McGovern Picks Eagleton as Running Mate
George McGovern Picks Eagleton as Running MateAudio Clip (1:48)
Audio Clip (1:48)
On July 14, 1972, presidential candidate Sen. George McGovern announced the selection of Sen. Thomas Eagleton as candidate for vice president. Eagleton describes his reaction when he received the phone call from McGovern.
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