The second edition of 'Watergate: A Brief History with Documents' presents a collection of relevant historic documents from Nixon's acceptance speech at the 1968 Republican National Convention to his 1974 pardon. Includes transcripts of recently-released Watergate tapes that reveal Nixon's thoughts and reactions to events as they unfolded, and that deal with the identity of the anonymous source known as 'Deep Throat'. Uses the crisis to explain how American politics and law work and provides an indication of the way the country may handle future crises Provides brief summaries of what happened to various Watergate participants Covers the entire span of time from Nixon's 1968 acceptance speech at the RNC until his pardon in 1974 'Watergate: A Brief History with Documents' places the reader at the epicenter of one of the most significant political scandals in American history. Watergate represented a constitutional crisis on a scale not experienced since the Civil War, and the documents included in this volume capture the powerful emotions of this crucial moment, revealing the partisan politics that were at play and the extraordinary efforts of participants to bring the episode to a conclusion without causing permanent damage to the Constitution. The documents include excerpts from speeches, news conferences, congressional testimony, memos, and court rulings. Transcripts of tapes involving the White House staff, President Richard Nixon, members of Congress, the CIA, and FBI, and others are supplemented with transcripts of recently released tapes that reveal Nixon's innermost thoughts and reactions to events as they unfolded, including his awareness of the identity of the anonymous source known as 'Deep Throat.' This book serves as a powerful lesson in how American law and politics work and will resonate deeply with all readers, especially a new generation unfamiliar with the constitutional crisis that shook our nation and ultimately toppled a presidency.