The Age of Disillusionment America in the Seventies. Dazed and Confused. Popular media portrayals and the 1970s. A Turning Point. Social Movements from 1960s advanced. Backlash by Americans feeling economic insecurity and loss. Contributes to rightward turn in American politics.
Popular media portrayals and the 1970s.
Boston Busing Protest, 1976
Nixon Refused to release personal audio tapes which detailed his orders for a cover-up.
53 Americans are taken hostage from the U.S. embassy in Iran in 1979.
Failed U.S. rescue mission reinforces sense of helplessness.