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Name:. Celebrating the Century: 1970-1979. Music: For What It’s Worth Title: HARD TIMES The Vietnam War is still being fought. The President is Nixon . April 30, 1970-the president sends troops into the country of Cambodia .

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Celebrating the Century: 1970-1979

  • Music: For What It’s Worth Title: HARD TIMES
  • The Vietnam War is still being fought. The President is Nixon. April 30, 1970-the president sends troops into the country ofCambodia.
  • At Kent State University in the state of Ohio , nine students are injured and 4 die.
  • TV Show: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor as Archie Bunker.
  • In 1973, the United States withdraws from Vietnam. The United States lost 57,000 soldiers in the war.
  • April 30, 1975-the city of Saigon falls to the communist (becomes Ho Chi Mihn City)
  • Nixon visited the country of China in 1972 and then stopped at Moscow in Russia.
  • The SALT treaty is signed between the United States and Russia
  • Music: The Party’s Over Title: I AM NOT A CROOK
  • June 17, 1972-a break in takes place at the Watergate Hotel. It is the sight of the Democratic Headquarters (Woodward and Bernstein break the story in the newspaper)
  • July 1974(date) impeachment proceedings begin against Richard Nixon
  • Aug. 9, 1974(date) Nixon becomes the first US president to resign.
  • In 1976, the US celebrates its bicentennial
  • With John Travolta as its star, Saturday Night Fever introduces the disco scene.
  • Movies of the 70s: The Exorcist, Jaws, Star Wars, The Godfather, Rocky, True Grit, Dirty Harry and Superman
  • Music: Give Peace a Chance Title: Days of Terror
  • Terrorist began to highjack airplanes and take hostages.
  • At the Munich Olympics on Sept. 5, 1972, terrorist seized Israeli athletes. In all, 9 athletes die.
  • Mark Spitz won 7 gold medals in the sport of swimming
  • Uganda is led by Idi Amin. Hostages are held at the airport named Entebbe .
  • The Egyptian leader, Sadat, travels to Israel to discuss peace.
  • Egyptian & Israeli leaders travel to the US and sign the Camp David Peace Accords.
  • Three years later, Sadat is assassinated .
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Music: I Am Woman Title: Out of Darkness

  • In 1973, the court case of Roe vs. Wade Stated women had a constitutional right to have an abortion
  • Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in tennis at the Astrodome in 1973
  • Femanism name of the movement for women’s rights
  • TV mini series: Roots written by Alex Haley (1977) follows KuntaKentay in slavery
  • Influential Black leaders: Dubois, Carver, Bunch, King, Marshall, Chisholm, Jackson, Powell
  • Ali fights George Foreman using a tactic called Rope a Dope
  • Music: Hush Little Baby Title: Along Way Home
  • Aug. 16, 1977-Elvis Presley dies unexpectedly. Other rock stars who die in the 70s include Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix.
  • Top singers from the 70s: Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin
  • Jim Jones leads a religious group in the city of San Francisco. He took his followers to Guiana where 909 of them committed suicide.
  • The country of Iran goes from Shah to Ayatollah in leadership.
  • Nov. 4 (date) The US Embassy in Tehran is seized and 60 US hostages are taken. Total days the hostages held:444. Total American hostages freed:52
  • Reagan becomes the president in 1980. The countries of Afghanistanand Nicarguaare having conflicts as he becomes president
  • Add: Barbara Jordan 1st Female African American Congressmen, Malcolm X led radical wing of Civil Rights , Cesar Chavez led Civil Rights for hispanics