"Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does."
- President Richard M. Nixon
- Today in History (May 10th)
- In 1863 Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died after being accidentally shot by his own troops.
- In 1869 the United States' first transcontinental railroad was completed with a ceremony in Promontory Summit, Utah.
- In 1940 Winston Churchill succeeded Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister.
- Today in History (May 11th)
- In 1858 Minnesota became the 32nd state in the United States.
- In 1949 Siam changed its name to Thailand.
- In 1981 Reggae performer Bob Marley died of cancer in Miami at the age of 36.
- In 2003 91% of Lithuanian voters opted to join the European Union - the first former Soviet nation to do so.
- Take Day 15 Quiz
- Review Women's rights:
- Equal Pay Act
- Equal Rights Amendment
- Title IX
- Roe vs. Wade
- Go over the Watergate scandal with President Nixon. Answer the following questions after reading pages 940 - 945.
- When did the Watergate scandal begin?
- While attending an arraignment associated to a break in what caught Woodward's attention?
- Beyond a political break in, what was the scandal about?
- Why did Nixon's advisors hire men to break into the Watergate complex?
- How did the Nixon administration cover up the break-in?
- What was the shocking testimony given in June of 1973?
- What is executive privilege and how was this idea involved in the Watergate situation?
- Why did Nixon resign?
- What was the impact of the Watergate scandal?
- Students should be able to explain what the Watergate scandal was and how it impacted the view of the United States.