United States v. Nixon: Arguments, Decision & Significance


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Which one of the following led to the U.S. Supreme Court Case United States v. Nixon?

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1. Which government organization did Nixon attempt to prevent from conducting an investigation, which thereby constituted an obstruction of justice?

2. In relation to the United States v. Nixon, what is a subpoena, and why did President Nixon fail to respond to one?

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You can use this worksheet and corresponding quiz to quickly gauge your knowledge of 'United States vs. Nixon.' Events that led up to this case will be addressed.

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  • President who cited executive privilege
  • The Supreme Court's decision in 'United States vs. Nixon'
  • The government organization that Nixon tried to prevent from investigating Watergate
  • Scandal that led to 'United States vs. Nixon'

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