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October 27, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual: Watergate At 50 -- The Burglary That Changed The Nation

Thursday, October 27, 2022

It has been called “The Scandal that Never Goes Away” — and with good reason. Fifty years after the break-in at the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, we still do not know the full story of how the burglary came to happen. What we DO know is that the events that followed, culminating in President Nixon’s resignation in August of 1974, continue to hold lessons about the nature of power that seem to resonate ever more strongly as the years go by. Learn the story of how a local break-in became a national scandal, and how it profoundly changed the way Americans think about their political institutions.

Led by Daniel Breen, a Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies at Brandeis University, and a recipient of the Louis Brandeis Award for Excellence in Teaching. While his primary academic interests lay in the law and politics of the Early Republic, he also holds a Ph.D. in American History and enjoys lecturing on a wide variety of subjects.

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This virtual event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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