As I write this, the United States approaches one of the most consequential elections in its history. This is not a political blog, but I cannot help but reflect on the growth of cynicism in my lifetime. This reading on the Watergate scandal and its attendant vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet narrate and record a scandal that, when I was a high school student myself, brought down a presidency. Compared to some of the conduct of the current administration, Watergate appears in retrospect a triviality.

And that is not a good thing.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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