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Ch 36: America in the 1970s - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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If you are searching for materials to help you remember important American events of the 1970s for the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test, then you're in the right place! The video lessons and quizzes in this chapter will help you remember the information you need to answer your exam questions successfully!

America in the 1970s - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

View brief and interesting video lessons about the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter. Take our short multiple-choice quizzes to test yourself on the details of the Watergate Scandal. Upon completion of this chapter, you will have refreshed your memory of the following:

  • President Nixon's foreign policies
  • Impact of OPEC's oil embargo
  • Overview and effect of the Roe vs. Wade case
  • Watergate Scandal
  • Biography of Gerald Ford
  • Presidency of Jimmy Carter

Use the Recent Activity link if you need to go back to a lesson. Each video lesson contains a timeline that allows you to travel to different parts of the videos. Our instructors are more than happy to answer any question that may arise while you're completing this chapter.

America in the 1970s - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Objectives

On the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science exam, you may see questions asking you to demonstrate your understanding of the roles of major figures during the 1970s. This chapter's video lessons and quizzes are relevant to the the History section of the test which makes up 50% of the whole ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test. The computerized test contains 150 multiple-choice questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 36: America in the 1970s - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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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