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Ch 13: STAAR US History: Role of US in the World (1970-1990)

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This chapter considers the role of the U.S. in the world in the late 20th century. You can view these lessons to make sure you understand this period of history before you take the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam.

STAAR US History: Role of US in the World (1970-1990) - Chapter Summary

Get ready for success on the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam by using this chapter to review the role of the U.S. in the world from 1970-1990. These lessons include information related to:

  • President Nixon's foreign policies and Watergate
  • Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter
  • The Camp David Accords and the Iran Hostage Crisis
  • President Reagan's policies
  • OPEC's oil embargo
  • How communism ended in Eastern Europe

You can use these engaging lessons to familiarize yourself with this period of history. Completing the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson will allow you to apply what you know about historical actions of the U.S.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: STAAR US History: Role of US in the World (1970-1990)
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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.

The Watergate Scandal & President Nixon: Investigation & Resignation

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

Camp David Accords Summary

5. Camp David Accords Summary

The Camp David Accords were a series of negotiations that lasted for twelve days between US President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The result was two-part agreement in September 1978.

Iran Hostage Crisis: Summary, Timeline & Facts

6. Iran Hostage Crisis: Summary, Timeline & Facts

The Iran Hostage Crisis lasted more than a year and greatly affected U.S. involvement in the Middle East. Learn more about how this important historical event unfolded and how it defined one president's legacy.

President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy

7. President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy

President Ronald Reagan's foreign policy was an aggressive attempt to renew the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Learn about the policies, actions and results of Reagan's foreign policy in this lesson.

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

8. 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.

The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline

9. The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the immediate aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, where both political structures and economic models were left in limbo.

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