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Richard Nixon - was the 37th President of the US, when he became the only president to resign the office.
Jane Fonda -Popular Hollywood personality that would become one of the most open and divisive critics of the Vietnam War and Nixon policies in the Southeast Asia
Daniel Ellsberg -Helped to undo the Nixon Administration with the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
Betty Fredan -Fueled the women's rights movement with the publication of The Feminine Mystique
Ruth Ginsberg -Early leader in the women's rights movement and later to become a Clinton appointee as a Supreme Court Justice.
Ralph Nater -Consumer advocate, later Green Party leader
Billie Jean King -Female tennis star who scored at least a symbolic victory for women's rights and gender equality in sports
Hank Aaron -Amid racially motivated death threats he broke the Babe's long-standing home run record
Norman Lear - an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude.
Alex Haily -Reoriented American thinking towards black culture and history with his book and TV mini-series Roots.
Richard Prior -was an American stand-up comedian. he was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities, and profanity, as well as racial epithets.
General Ford - “clumsy”
Jim Jones -San Francisco pastor that led his congregation to Guyana for perplexing and tragic mass suicide
Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein -Later depicted by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in All the Presidents Men these reporters broke the Watergate story.
Kent state Massacre -Four students were killed at this Ohio campus. The event became the most famous of antiwar campus protests
The Lettermen - American male pop music vocal trio.
Students for a Democratic Society -was a student activist movement in the United States that was one of the main representations of the New Left. SDS has been an important influence on student organizing in the decades since its collapse.
Pentagon Papers -Documents implicating the Kennedy and Johnson administrations use the CIA to carry out covert political operations and even assassinations in foreign countries
Enemies list -Ironically, these papers helped to undue the Nixon Administration
Plumbers -They probably did not use plungers but they did carry out as many questionable, likely illegal undercover operations for the Nixon Whitehouse.
Watergate Scandal -The most famous of the 20th Century political scandals and the only one to truly terminate a presidency
Triangular diplomacy - Triangular diplomacy between the three nations would balance international power and secure world peace.
Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (START) - These 1970's negotiations between the USSR and USA represent the first real progress in nuclear disarmament.
The Feminine Mystique -is a 1963 book by Betty Friedan which is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States.[2]
National Organization of Women (NOW) -This organization was the propelling influence behind the ultimately failed Equal Rights Amendment and clearly the most vocal supporter of abortion "rights" court decisions and legislation.
Roe vs. Wade - The famous Supreme Court pro-abortion decision
Three Mile Island - Americas worst nuclear accident
Love Canal - This new your "unlovely" environmental problem led to a push for environmental protection legislation.
Roots - is a television miniseries in the USA based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family; the series first aired, on ABC-TV, in 1977
Black – Spoliation Films - These motion pictures dramatized drug activity, gang problems and other unseemly things about poor inner city black culture.
1972 Olympics –officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany,
Palestine Liberation Organization -is an organization founded in 1964 with the purpose of creating an independent State of Palestine.
Yom Kippur War -also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought by the coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel from October 6 to 25, 1973.
Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries (OPEC) –You could say that gas prices went up in the mid-seventies because this cartel "Held America Over a Barrel"
The Sexual Revolution -was a social movement that challenged traditional codes of behavior related to sexuality and interpersonal relationships throughout the Western world from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Proposition 13 -This California legislation started the so-called tax payers' revolt and ushered in a return on conservatism.
PARK - (?PARC) – where the alto was developed, distinguished reputation for its contributions to information technology and hardware systems.
ALTO -The Xerox Alto was one of the first computers designed for individual use (though not as a home computer), making it what is now called a personal computer.
Stagflation -a portmanteau of stagnation and inflation, is a term used in economics to describe a situation where the inflation rate is high, the economic growth rate slows down, and unemployment remains steadily high.
Iran Hostage Crisis -It showed America's vulnerability around the world and is associated with the AVC show nightline. It was the problem that doomed the Carter presidency
Created by: isabellewakeham