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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- How did President Nixon's policies of détente and Vietnamization work?
- How did OPEC's oil embargo affect the U.S. economy?
- What was the result of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision?
- What were the major political causes and consequences of the Watergate scandal?
- How did President Gerald Ford become president?
- How did President Jimmy Carter succeed and fail in office?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. Jesse Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus & Other Black Leaders
Following the assassinations of MLK and Malcolm X, there was a real question as to who would lead the African American community. This lesson details three of the different individuals and groups who tried to lead the movement for civil rights.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Richard Nixon's Presidency: Domestic Policies & Issues
Few public servants quite epitomize the negative aspects of the word 'politician' for many people like Richard Nixon does. However, while in office, he was actually quite competent in getting what he wanted done.
11. 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.
12. The New Age Movement in the 1970s
While many people have an opinion on New Age thought, not many people actually know what it is. Some groups may denounce it, but then offer yoga classes twice a week. Learn more about this collection of beliefs.
13. Arts, Entertainment & Culture in the U.S. in the 1970s
When many of us think of the 1970s, we think of lava lamps and bell-bottom jeans. That's a real tragedy, as we are taking a decade that forever changed American music, TV, and film, and selling it short.
14. 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.
15. The Watergate Scandal: Summary, Facts & Timeline
How did President Richard Nixon's landslide victory in 1972 lead to disgrace and resignation just two short years later? The story begins with a break-in in Washington D.C. and ends with a struggle for the trust of the American people, which you can read about in this lesson.
16. Watergate & the Saturday Night Massacre
Watergate was a tabloid-like time in American history that involved President Richard Nixon. The Saturday Night Massacre was a key event in this real-life drama. Learn about both in this lesson and take a brief quiz at the end.
17. Archibald Cox: Biography & Watergate Scandal
The Watergate Scandal is one of the most well known in U.S. history. Archibald Cox, a special prosecutor assigned to investigate the scandal, uncovered wrongdoing and corruption that led all the way up to President Nixon.
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- Civil Disobedience From 1954-1973: Help and Review
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