Add your rating See all 11 kid reviews. He works with Carl Bernstein Dustin Hoffmananother reporter, to find, after tediously painstaking research, that the break-in was part of a complex pattern of corruption in President Nixon's re-election campaign. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Based on the real-life story of the two reporters who wouldn't give up on the story of the Watergate break-in, this movie is as gripping as any detective novel.
Teachers can modify the movie worksheets to fit the needs of each class. The journey of Woodward and Bernstein, as shown in the film, has many of the stages and archetypes of the Hero's Journey. It is an excellent extra credit or homework assignment to show how the Hero's Journey works in historical fiction and in real life.
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For a version of the Worksheet in word processing format, click here. Historians coined the term "the Imperial Presidency" to describe this phenomenon.
In the early s Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, began to act is if he were above the law to ensure reelection in and thus maintain the power of the executive branch.
The President and his close aides authorized a number of illegal campaign tactics.
One of them was an attempt to break into and bug the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee located in the Watergate office complex.
The burglars were caught in the act on June 17, Nixon and his aides tried to cover up their own involvement through perjury, payoffs and the destruction of evidence.
This obstruction of justice, a felony, was planned and executed from the White House and the office of the Attorney General of the United States. What advantages could be gained in a presidential campaign by spying on the opposition? Another example of the anti-democratic efforts of the Nixon White House was the successful effort to destroy the fledgling presidential campaign of Maine Senator Edmund Muskie.
Nixon and his political operatives feared Muskie as a potential opponent. Therefore, they sought to remove him from the Democratic primaries for president through a series of "dirty tricks," such as forged letters on Citizens for Muskie letterhead making false charges of sexual misconduct against other candidates, disrupting a fund raising dinner, placing advertisements harmful to Muskie in newspapers and on radio stations, disrupting rallies by assigning agents to appear with posters and ask embarrassing questions, etc.
Donald Segretti, the political operative in charge of the dirty tricks campaign, had 28 paid agents working for him in 12 states. Segretti was later sentenced to six months in federal prison on three misdemeanor counts of distributing illegal campaign literature.
In what ways do "dirty tricks" played upon an opponent in an election actually undermine the democratic process?
Much of the cover-up, including distribution of money from a slush fund, was directed by the Attorney General of the United States, the man charged with seeing that the laws are enforced and obeyed.
The two top aides to the President were active in the cover-up. Nixon and his aides spread the corruption to several other law enforcement agencies. The FBI was recruited for "black bag jobs" in which agents secretly searched homes and offices without warrants.All the President's Men [Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein] on benjaminpohle.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
“The work that brought down a presidency perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history” (Time)—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. “All the President’s Men,” is the Academy Award-winning film from that stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.
This superb movie is based on the book of the same name written by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. All the President's Men is a American political thriller film about the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M.
benjaminpohle.comed by Alan J. Pakula with a screenplay by William Goldman, it is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post.
Richard Roeper, Sun Times, Movies, Revies, Blog. Follow Richard Roeper on Facebook; Follow Richard Roeper on Twitter; Follow Richard Roeper on Pinterest. Apr 09, · All the President’s Men’s masterstroke is how it rejects mythologizing the pivotal history behind it, appropriately forgoing a climax by closing on a simple telex furiously relaying messages.
The film doesn’t present two underdogs bringing down a president; it’s two reporters doing business as usual%(13). All the President's Men [Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein] on benjaminpohle.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
“The work that brought down a presidency perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history” (Time)—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.