by Senator Richard M. Nixon
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Watergate: Undoing a President
“Watergate: Undoing a President” is an informational text that explains how the Watergate scandal snowballed from a minor burglary of the DNC headquarters to the first resignation of an American president.Pair “Checkers Speech” with “Watergate: Undoing a President” and ask students to discuss how Nixon’s public image changed over time in regards to honesty and corruption.
Richard Nixon’s Resignation Speech
- President Richard M. Nixon
“Richard Nixon’s Resignation Speech” explains how Nixon is resigning from the office of president for the good of the American people and focuses on the positive elements of Nixon’s legacy.Pair “Checkers Speech” with “Richard Nixon’s Resignation Speech” and ask students to compare Nixon’s rhetorical tools and trustworthiness in the two speeches.