Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: New York Times v. United States- Nixon's Decision to go to Court

New York Times v. United States- Nixon

In discussing the landmark Supreme Court Case New York Times v. United States (1971), New York Times co-counsel Floyd Abrams and attorney Ted Olson talked about President Nixon's reaction to the New York Times' publication of the Pentagon Papers. A taped recording of a conversation between Nixon and his cabinet members discussing the issues is included.

Description

In discussing the landmark Supreme Court Case New York Times v. United States (1971), New York Times co-counsel Floyd Abrams and attorney Ted Olson talked about President Nixon's reaction to the New York Times' publication of the Pentagon Papers. A taped recording of a conversation between Nixon and his cabinet members discussing the issues is included.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Besides taking the New York Times to court, what else could Nixon have done in response to the release of the Pentagon Papers?
  • Based on Nixon's recording, describe President Nixon's reaction to the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
  • What were the reasons for Nixon taking the New York Times to court?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Alexander Haig
    • Breach
    • Henry Kissinger
    • Leak
    • National Security
    • Pentagon Papers
    • Richard Nixon

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity