All the President's Men: Freedom of the Press
  • Law → United States Constitution → First Amendment
  • History → American History → Watergate Scandal

Two journalists are instructed to write a story on the Watergate scandal and exercise their First Amendment rights. The scandal leads to President Nixon's resignation and breaches the trust between him and the American people. The typewriter at the end of the clip prints out details of the scandal as it unfolds over the course of several years.

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  1. How did the First Amendment have any affect on the Watergate scandal?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe the effects of political scandals, including Teapot Dome, Watergate, and Bill Clinton's imp...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze and evaluate the text, intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence an...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the freedoms and rights guaranteed by each amendment in the Bill of Rights

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