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Ch 21: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 1970s America

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Expand your knowledge of 1970s America by reviewing short and engaging video lessons. You can revisit the conflict in the Middle East, Roe v. Wade, the War on Poverty and more as you prepare for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies assessment.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 1970s America - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter explore America in the 1970s to give you a refresher of important events you will need to address on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies assessment. Review the lessons to make sure you can answer questions that ask you to:

  • Understand the foreign policies of President Nixon and the conflict in the Middle East
  • Summarize and explain the decision and impact of Roe v. Wade
  • Discuss environmental concerns in the U.S. in the 1970s and the consumer safety movement in the U.S.
  • Explain Nixon's economic policies and the Watergate Scandal
  • Share the background, presidency and facts about Gerald Ford
  • Describe the election, presidency, foreign policy and accomplishments of Jimmy Carter
  • Define and share statistics and programs of the War on Poverty

Lessons in this chapter are available as videos or in transcript formats. Review them in any sequence, and revisit them as often as needed until you fully comprehend 1970s America. You can also access short quizzes that gauge your comprehension of the lessons and test your readiness to take the assessment. A chapter exam offers a broader review of the lessons to improve your ability to succeed on the assessment.

9 Lessons in Chapter 21: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 1970s America
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Conflict in the Middle East: OPEC's 1970s Oil Embargo & Its Impact

1. 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

2. 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.

Environmental Concerns in the U.S. in the 1970s

3. Environmental Concerns in the U.S. in the 1970s

While still a source of controversy for some today, the environmental movement really took off in the U.S. during the 1970s. This lesson explains the impact of 'Silent Spring', the birth of the EPA and the role of nuclear power during the period.

The Consumer Safety Movement in the U.S.

4. The Consumer Safety Movement in the U.S.

As consumers, we expect the goods we purchase to at least be safe, even if they don't always work as promised. However, if not for the Consumer Safety Movement, that would not have been the case.

Richard Nixon's Economic Policies: Stagflation

5. Richard Nixon's Economic Policies: Stagflation

Few economic situations are as disastrous to an economy as stagflation. This lesson teaches what stagflation is and how one of the worst cases of it in history hit the United States during the 1970s.

The Watergate Scandal & President Nixon: Investigation & Resignation

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

The War on Poverty: Definition, Programs & Statistics

9. The War on Poverty: Definition, Programs & Statistics

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the War on Poverty. Read this lesson to learn more about how this 'war' was waged and whether it was successful, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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