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By Delanie Cornwell
Administration Involved /Background Info… President Nixon in charge Chief Justice: Warren E. Burger The 93rd Congress; ...
Possible Checks Congress could have overrode any of the President’s  vetos The Congress could have stopped all of the  P...
Check Actually used… Nixon was in the process of being impeached    The impeachment was approved by the Supreme     Cour...
Did the Check Work?  It did, and did not work at the   same time  Did not work     Nixon resigned before the      impea...
Legacy of the Action Soon after the resignation, Ford became President Didn’t change the power levels    All watched ov...
Endnotes1)   "Years and Session Dates of the U.S. Congress." GPO Access Home Page.     Web. 12 Nov. 2010. <http://www.gpoa...
Bibliography "Impeachment Is Ultimate Legislative Check on Executive Power." America - Engaging  the World - America.gov....
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    1. 1. By Delanie Cornwell
    2. 2. Administration Involved /Background Info… President Nixon in charge Chief Justice: Warren E. Burger The 93rd Congress; 2nd session (1) People Involved: Congress, Nixon, Supreme Court, House of Representatives During 1974, at Washington D.C. Nixon appeared to be covering up the Watergate burglary
    3. 3. Possible Checks Congress could have overrode any of the President’s vetos The Congress could have stopped all of the Presidential appointments  Stopped interaction They could have changed Nixon’s spending budget to almost nothing  Wouldn’t allow any payments on things that might harm the country
    4. 4. Check Actually used… Nixon was in the process of being impeached  The impeachment was approved by the Supreme Court  Was being voted on in the House of Representatives  Nixon resigned before it could pass (2) The Legislative Branch was checking the Executive Branch This check was used because Nixon had a lot of power, and was not using his power to be a good president
    5. 5. Did the Check Work?  It did, and did not work at the same time  Did not work  Nixon resigned before the impeachment took place, therefore was not officially impeached (3)  Did work  Nixon saw the threat of being impeached, and resigned which was what was wanted all alongLegislative Branch had more power than Executive Took out the entire Executive Branch
    6. 6. Legacy of the Action Soon after the resignation, Ford became President Didn’t change the power levels  All watched over each other
    7. 7. Endnotes1) "Years and Session Dates of the U.S. Congress." GPO Access Home Page. Web. 12 Nov. 2010. <http://www.gpoaccess.gov/help/congress_table.html>.2) "Richard Nixons Resignation." Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. | Office Numbers: Winona 507.474.4000 • St. Charles 507.932.8000 • Wabasha 651.560.4000 • Toll Free 888.474.9995. Web. 13 Nov. 2010. <http://www.hbci.com/~tgort/resign.htm>.3) "Nixons Resignation Letter." Watergate.info - The Scandal That Destroyed President Richard Nixon. Web. 13 Nov. 2010. <http://www.watergate.info/nixon/resignation-letter.shtml>.
    8. 8. Bibliography "Impeachment Is Ultimate Legislative Check on Executive Power." America - Engaging the World - America.gov. 30 Jan. 2009. Web. 10 Nov. 2010. <http://www.america.gov/st/usg- english/2009/January/20090130171057hmnietsua0.6104395.html>. "Articles of Impeachment." Watergate.info - The Scandal That Destroyed President Richard Nixon. Web. 10 Nov. 2010. <http://www.watergate.info/impeachment/impeachment-articles.shtml>. "Impeachment: Richard Nixon." The History Place. Web. 10 Nov. 2010. <http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/impeachments/nixon.htm>. "The Watergate Scandal." Essortment Articles: Free Online Articles on Health, Science, Education & More.. Web. 10 Nov. 2010. <http://www.essortment.com/all/watergatescand_reji.htm>. "Dirty Politics -- Nixon, Watergate, and the JFK Assassination." Index. Web. 10 Nov. 2010. <http://mtracy9.tripod.com/kennedy.html>. "Exhibit: Nixon and Watergate." National Archives and Records Administration. Web. 10 Nov. 2010. <http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals/nixon.html>.
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