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Ch 22: The 1970s: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The 1970s chapter of this High School U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master 1970s history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of 1970s history.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering high school U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn high school U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the foreign and domestic policies, court cases and political scandals defining this decade
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about 1970s history
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the 1970s chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the 1970s chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any 1970s history question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a 1970s history unit of a standard high school U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • Foreign policies of President Nixon
  • The impact of OPEC's 1970s oil embargo
  • The impact of the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion
  • The Watergate scandal and President Nixon
  • Gerald Ford's biography and presidency
  • Jimmy Carter's election and foreign policy

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: The 1970s: Help and Review
Foreign Policies of President Nixon: Vietnamization & Detente

1. Foreign Policies of President Nixon: Vietnamization & Detente

President Richard Nixon entered office in 1969 with the hope of easing international relations and honorably ending the war in Vietnam. Learn about his various attempts at securing international peace.

Conflict in the Middle East: OPEC's 1970s Oil Embargo & Its Impact

2. Conflict in the Middle East: OPEC's 1970s Oil Embargo & Its Impact

The 1970s represented a period of economic distress in the United States. Learn about one of the major factors, the 1973 oil embargo by OPEC, and its devastating impact on the American economy in this video lesson.

Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade: Summary, Decision & Impact on Abortion

3. Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade: Summary, Decision & Impact on Abortion

''Roe v. Wade, 1973'' was the landmark Supreme Court decision in regard to legalized abortion. Learn about the case, the decision and its impact on the United States.

The Watergate Scandal & President Nixon: Investigation & Resignation

4. The Watergate Scandal & President Nixon: Investigation & Resignation

The Watergate Scandal represented President Richard Nixon's wanton abuse of the executive privilege. Learn more about the scandal, those involved, the investigation and Nixon's inevitable resignation.

Gerald Ford: Biography, Presidency & Facts

5. Gerald Ford: Biography, Presidency & Facts

This lesson discusses the life and times of President Gerald Ford. Learn more about his personal and political life on the way to becoming the 38th President of the United States.

Jimmy Carter as President: Election, Foreign Policy & Accomplishments

6. Jimmy Carter as President: Election, Foreign Policy & Accomplishments

President James 'Jimmy' Carter was elected president in 1976. Learn about the 39th President of the United States' foreign and domestic policies, including his successes and failures.

George McGovern: Quotes & Biography

7. George McGovern: Quotes & Biography

George McGovern was a World War II air force veteran, US Senator from South Dakota, and Democratic candidate for president in 1972 who ran on a reformist platform.

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