This mini-lesson covers the basics of the Supreme Court’s decision that then-sitting President Nixon had to turn over some recordings of his presidential communications to a court of law. Students learn about the Watergate break-in, the president’s privilege of confidentiality, and the supremacy of the Constitution even over the President of the United States.
U.S. v. Nixon (1974)
Subject Social Studies — Civics and Government, US Government
Grade Level Grade 6, Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
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