Ch 38: AEPA: The 1970s in America

About This Chapter

While you prepare for the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science certification exam, be sure to include this chapter to review the conflicts, foreign policies, court rulings and presidencies of the U.S. during the 1970s.

AEPA: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience - Chapter Summary

Completing this chapter will help you prepare for questions on the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam about the historical events of 1970s America. Watch this series of engaging lesson videos and learn from our expert instructors as they discuss the:

  • Goals and foreign policies of Richard Nixon
  • OPEC's 1970s oil embargo
  • Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade
  • Watergate scandal
  • Presidencies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter

Optimize your time by watching these lessons on any of your mobile devices whenever you are not at a computer. Make use of the transcripts if you want to further study the information you saw in the corresponding video lessons. Once you've finished these lessons and assessments, take the chapter exam as a final test of your understanding of the material before test day.

AEPA: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience Chapter Objectives

Potential middle-grades social science teachers take the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam as part of their certification processes. This computer-based exam has a time limit of about 180 minutes and consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. Fifty percent of the material covered by this exam is about historical events. Using this chapter, you should be able to improve your knowledge of U.S. history during the 1970s.

6 Lessons in Chapter 38: AEPA: The 1970s in America
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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.

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