The Class of ’74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship
- Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
- Time: 4:00 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
In November 1974, following the historic Watergate scandal, Americans went to the polls determined to cleanse American politics. Instead of producing the Republican majority foreshadowed by Richard Nixon’s 1972 landslide, dozens of GOP legislators were swept out of the House, replaced by 76 reforming Democratic freshmen. In The Class of ’74, John A. Lawrence examines how these newly-elected representatives bucked the status quo in Washington, helping to effectuate unprecedented reforms.
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