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Ch 58: GACE History: The 1970s

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Use our lessons to review U.S. events of the 1970s, such as Richard Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War, as you study for the GACE History exam. By watching these videos, you should be well-equipped to correctly answer exam questions on these topics.

GACE History: The 1970s - Chapter Summary

Let us help you refresh your awareness of the events and personalities of 1970s America with these video lessons and quizzes. You'll be ready to answer questions on the following topics when you take the GACE History exam:

  • Nixon's foreign policies, including Vietnamization
  • The oil embargo and its impact
  • Roe v. Wade decision
  • The Watergate scandal and Nixon's resignation
  • Facts about Gerald Ford
  • The presidency of Jimmy Carter

Although you may remember studying many of these events in high school or college, there will probably be some facts presented that you haven't encountered in a while. Because you can review these videos as your schedule permits, there's plenty of time to go back and re-watch portions that may require extra attention.

Objectives of the GACE History: The 1970s Chapter

In order to teach grades 6-12 history in a Georgia public school, teachers must successfully complete the GACE History exam. This exam is divided into halves, with the questions on the 1970s included in test II's subarea on U.S. history from 1877 to the present.

The exam is computer-based, and this subarea's questions are all multiple-choice. Some are stand-alone questions, but others require that you read a passage and answer a few questions related to that information. You can get experience answering questions on the computer through the brief quizzes that accompany each lesson. The quizzes also let you gauge your knowledge prior to taking the test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 58: GACE History: The 1970s
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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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