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February, 1999


This comprehensive site about the history of the Watergate scandal contains full texts of speeches given by and in honor of Mr. Nixon. Also included are links to a variety of other Watergate resources.

The site has a nice, easy-to-read layout and few graphics.

The frames version of the site features a comprehensive navigational bar on the left. The non-frames version is laid out as a chronological list and relies on your browser's navigational buttons.

Surprisingly, this excellent Watergate resource is put together by Malcolm Farnsworth, an Australian high school science teacher. Mr. Farnsworth has done an excellent job of assembling a large body of information about the Watergate scandal. A good place to start is the introduction page, which lays out the events chronologically with numerous links to speeches and background information. The writing style is concise and easy to understand, making it suitable for both middle school and high school political science and U.S. history classes. A good section to take note of is the Watergate and American Political Values (or Political Values and Watergate) section, which explains the relationship of the structure of the U.S. political system to how events unfolded in comparison to a parliamentary system. The links to other resources makes this site a great beginning point for further explorations on the subject.