Ch 23: The 1970s (1969-1979): Help and Review

About This Chapter

The 1970s chapter of this AP U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to understand America in the 1970s. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the 1970s.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the domestic and international issues of the 1970s
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the 1970s
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the 1970s chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the 1970s chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about the 1970s. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a 1970s unit of a standard AP U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • Détente and Vietnamization under President Nixon
  • The oil embargo
  • Roe vs. Wade
  • Watergate
  • The presidencies of Carter and Ford

10 Lessons in Chapter 23: The 1970s (1969-1979): Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

The Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident

7. The Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident

The Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident is one of the most significant nuclear plant incidents to occur on United States soil. In this lesson, you will learn about the hopes for nuclear energy, and how the accident reminded us of its risks.

The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974

8. The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974

The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974 established rules and regulations that brought transparency to federal elections in America. In this lesson, you'll examine the specifics of the legislation, as well as the scandalous political event that played a role in its development.

The War Powers Act of 1973: Definition & Summary

9. The War Powers Act of 1973: Definition & Summary

Who makes decisions about going to war - Congress, the President or both? The War Powers Resolution of 1973 was an attempt to clear up the question, but it only succeeded in making a gray area even more ambiguous. Learn about this chapter in history and the events that led up to it.

Who Was Spiro Agnew? - Quotes & Resignation

10. Who Was Spiro Agnew? - Quotes & Resignation

Spiro Agnew was the 39th Vice President of the United States. A polarizing and interesting figure, he is one of only two second-in-command leaders to resign. Discover this unique member of American history in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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