1974 February 9

Chicago Bans “Impeach Nixon” Signs From Buses, Trains; ACLU Sues


The ACLU, it was reported on this day, was suing the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for banning “Impeach Nixon” signs from its buses and trains. The signs read, “To Impeach Nixon, call475-5466.”

Because of the Watergate Scandal, there were increasing calls across the country for President Nixon’s impeachment. The House of Representatives vote to impeach him on July 27, 1974, and Nixon resigned as president on August 9, 1974.

Read: Stanley Kutler, The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon (1990)

Read: Samuel Walker, In Defense of American Liberties: A History of the ACLU (1990)

Read the ACLU FBI File (not the complete file): http://vault.fbi.gov/ACLU

Learn about the ACLU today: www.aclu.org

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