The United States v. Nixon: The Watergate Scandal and Limits to US Presidential Power

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Each year, more than 7,000 cases are appealed to the US Supreme Court. But only 100 to 150 are accepted. The decisions the Supreme Court makes change the course of US history and shape the country we live in. This title introduces readers to The United States v. Nixon, a landmark case that addressed the Watergate Scandal and limits to US presidential power. Chapters investigate the court's ruling, including its compelling backstory and appeals process, as well as the political climate at the time due to the Vietnam War and Nixon's reelection campaign. The aftermath of this important decision, including Nixon's impeachment trial and resignation from office are also detailed. Profiles of key players such as President Richard Nixon, Mark Felt aka Deep Throat, and attorneys Leon Jaworski, John St. Clair, and Archibald Cox are included. Sidebars highlight Constitutional amendments and other relevant issues that further readers' understanding of the case's significance.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
BISACS JNF030000, JNF043000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Season 2012-08-01
ISBN 9781617834783, 9781614801696
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 342.73
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1270
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
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Author: Erika Wittekind