United States v. Nixon

The Watergate Scandal and Limits to US Presidential Power

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. Landmark Supreme Court Cases is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Format Price Qty
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Dewey 342.73
Lexile 1270L
ATOS Reading Level
Accelerated Reader® Points
Guided Reading Level
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions 6 x 9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Imprint Essential Library
ISBN 9781617834783, 9781614801696, Q34783
Format Reinforced Hardcover, eBook, QR Bundle

Author: Erika Wittekind