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The 70's

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River Hunt

on 30 May 2014

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Transcript of The 70's

Main Events:
Watergate
Scandal
Nixon Administration
June 17, 1972 Break in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Watergate Office Complex
Encompasses numerous "dirty deeds"
Bugging, Harassing
Resignation on August 9th, 1974
Oil Crisis
October 1973 - March 1974
President Carter's 444 Days
U.S. Pulls out of Vietnam
Jan 23, 1974 Pres. Nixon announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Vietnam War
Ceasefire on Jan 27th and Vietnam agreed to release all American prisoners
600 day withdrawal
Paris Peace accords ended direct U.S. involvement
Lt. Col. William B. Nolde last soldier to die on Jan 27th
Fashion Trends
Tie-dye
Peasant blouses
Hot pants
Bell-bottomed trousers
Wrap dress
Jumpsuits
Loose shirts with ethnic prints
Baseball jerseys
Small Events:
Kent State
Slang
Skinney
Can you dig it?
Psyche
Far Out
Catch you on the Flip-Side
Baby
Music:
David Bowie
Van der Graaf Generator
Led Zeppelin
Deep Purple
Rush
Genesis
The Who
Yes
Pink Floyd
The
70's
Culture
Drugs- were popular with the upper & middle classes
Cocaine,LSD,Marijuana,heroin, and alcohol
Disco- Film "Saturday Night Fever" helped make disco a mainstream fad
Urban and suburban middle class
cultural changes- anti-war protests
wanted peace
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Embargo on countries who supported the conflict
$3 to $12 per barrel
Limit on amount of gas that could be purchased
Disco and Rock
4 deaths, 9 injuries
Jonestown Massacre
Peoples Temple Cult leader Jim Jones instructs his followers to commit revolutionary suicide by drinking cyanide filled punch.
There were 912 casualties.
Beatles break up
Inventions
VCR
Hackysack
Post it notes
Liposuction
Cell phone
Walkman
Inventions & trends

November 1979 - January 1981
Took 60+ Americans hostage
Tension between Iran and US increased as the conflict over oil rose
Operation eagle claw put in place by president carter tried to bring an end to hostage crisis
Trends:
Mood rings
Incense
Wild colors
Crystals
Water beds
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