Colonel Elmer Ellsworth was the first Union officer to die in the American Civil War. No new biography of his life has been published since 1960--so I am writing one.
I believe that the Watergate scandal left an indelible mark on my generation — the one that was passing through junior high and high school at the time, and had its youthful idealism and naïveté about government exploded earlier than I think the previous generation's had. As a middle school history teacher, I've endeavored to explain to my students just how disillusioning that entire period was. I put together a video summarizing the events. You can watch it at https://vimeo.com/43366697.
Apparently the Comments section was not functioning properly, as I didn't see this until just a while ago. Watergate was, for me, the final kick-in-the-teeth begun by the assassination of JFK. I went underground, mostly. I don't think I have recovered yet, but I finally believe in things enough to do history.Nixon's the One--how creepy! I love your footage. I teach middle school math, btw. And thanks for your comment and support.