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Transcript of 1970s
-Dance styles were mainly disco moves
-Disco clubs and underground night clubs were popular
-These clubs acted as safe havens for homosexual party-goers to dance in peace and away from public discrimination
-often a place for people to explore their sexuality
'The Hustle'- below
'The Bus Stop'- below
'The Bump'- hop side to side, clapping above your head on each hop
'YMCA'- everyone knows that one
37. Nixon (Republican)
38. Ford (Republican)
39. Carter (Democrat)
1970- Kent State shootings
1971- voting age lowered to 18
1973-1974- Watergate scandal erupted when Nixon sent spies out for the upcoming election.
1973-1979- Energy crisis began when Arabs lost to Israelis, due to western aid. They cut off all oil to western lands.
1975- The fall of Saigon that ended the Vietnam War
1979- nuclear accident at the three mile island
Most families color TVs
Most shows were family friendly
Cigarette ads were banned from tv
The Cold War
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Skirts anywhere from the knee- ankle
Midi Skirts would be slashed on one side
Peasant style tops
-the movies in this time period were often action-packed and violent
-some featured futuristic or sci-fi ideas
-Some well known movies were...
The Godfather (1972)
Star Wars (1977)
The Exorcist (1973)
American Graffiti (1973)
Science, Technology & Medicine
Headlines and Scandals
Civil Rights Movement
Supreme Court Cases
Scooby Doo, Where are you?
Saturday Night Live
The Brady Bunch
Big mac ingredients
Mikey and Life Cereal
You Deserve a Break- McDonalds
Teach the World to Sing- Coca Cola
Ratified by UK, USA, and Soviet Russia to prevent the spread of war
Established peace in Vietnam and ended Vietnam War, was brought up to end much tension which was arising amount the people of America
New processed foods in the 70's:
Stove Top Stuffing
McDonald's Happy Meals
Chicken with Pineapple - Tender chicken in a sweet and sour sauce is combined with fresh chunks of pineapple. Served with rice, this meal came together in less than 30 minutes and it made everyone in the family happy.
Crepes - These delicate beauties were very much in vogue during the 70s, especially when filled with savory things like ham and cheese.
Hardee's, Perkin's Pancakes
Burger King, McDonald's, and Starbucks
While a few styles of 70s music dominated the era, it was a time when you could hear many different kinds of music that allowed for expression and enjoyment.
Policy of Detente
Set out to ease tension between US and communist countries like China and Russia
Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs won 23-7 over the Minnesota Vikings
12 June -– Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates throws a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. It is later revealed that he did so while under the influence of LSD.
World Series –- The American League's Baltimore Orioles win their second World Title by defeating the National League's Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1
UCLA wins 80-69 over Jacksonville
New York Knicks won 4 games to 3 over the Los Angeles Lakers
16 February - Joe Frazier wins the undisputed World Heavyweight title with the knock out of Jimmy Ellis in five rounds.
30 December - death of Sonny Liston (38), former heavyweight champion
1979 in sports–- Sugar Ray Leonard wins his first world boxing title. The New York Islanders win their first Stanley Cup.
Monday Night Football bgan and became one of the longest running primetime series ever in the 1970.
NBA introduces 3-point shot
1972 - Winter and Summer Olympics were held in Japan and Germant.
1976 - Winter and Summer Olympics were held in Austria and Montreal
Sonny and Cher
Toned down rock with folk,country, or pop influence. Also known as Light Rock or Easy Rock/Easy Listening
steady, bass beat in 4/4 time, sometimes called four on the floor
mellow acoustic guitar, Piano, saxophone, flute, Electronic synthesizers
Elton John, Billy Joel, Air Supply, The Eagles, James Taylor, Carole King, Neil Diamond, The Carpenters, Led Zepellin
drums, strings, horns, electric piano, flute, and other orchestral instruments. The sound was full and nearly always loud
Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, The Jacksons, Gloria Gaynor, Van McCoy, Chic, Barry White
Social/Political messages of Music
James A. Michener
1876- Gore Vidal
Love Story- Erich Segal
August 1914- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Bloodline- Sidney Sheldon
Bailing Out- Eleanor Wilner
Jailbait- Curtis Cottrell
ETV- Curtis Cottrell
"Night Fever" - Bee Gees
Peak Date: March 18, 1978
"Best Of My Love" -The Emotions
Peak Date: August 20, 1977
"I Will Survive" - Gloria Ganor
Peak Date: March 10, 1979
"Tonight's The Night-Rod Stewart
Peak Date: November 13, 1976
[Swan Song; 1975]
Band of Gypsys
Saturday Night Fever Original Soundtrack
The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd Harvest 1973
During the early 1970s counterculture era, musicians such as John Lennon commonly expressed protest themes in their music as well as political issues
Rock bands such as The Beatles were censored by the State in the Eastern Bloc in the 1970s, while being embraced by
younger people as symbolic of social change.
1970-The floppy disk invented by Alan Shugart.
1971-The liquid-crystal display (LCD) invented by James Fergason.
1971-VCR or videocassette invented.
1972-The word processor invented.
1973-Gene splicing invented
1973-Bic invents the disposable lighter.
1974-The post-it notes invented by Arthur Fry.
1975-The push-through tab on a drink can invented.
1977-Magnetic resonance imaging invented by Raymond V. Damadian.
1979-Cell phones invented.
Science, Technology & Medicine
1978-The artificial heart Jarvik-7 invented by Robert K. Jarvik.
1970-Ford Falcon & Range Rover
1976-February – Black History Month was founded by Professor Carter Woodson's Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History.
Civil Rights movement
The assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, and the intense infighting within the black militant community caused a decline in protest activity.
Many of the civil rights efforts of the 1970s were devoted to defending previous gains or strengthening enforcement mechanisms for civil rights.
Segregation of public facilities came to an end, although de facto, as opposed to de jure, segregation persisted in northern as well as southern public school systems and in other areas of American society.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
A. Philip Randolph
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
Congress of Racial Equality or CORE,
Mylai Massacre - effects of war on individuals—the cruelties perpetrated on the innocent and the hardening of soldiers who were called upon to act in ways that in times of peace would label them criminals.
Richard Nixon had a strategy that was aimed to end America's involvement in the Vietnam War.
Iran Hostage Crisis - In November 1979, revolutionaries stormed the American embassy in Tehran and held 52 Americans hostage. The Carter administration tried unsuccessfully to negotiate for the hostages release.
New International Economic Order (NIEO) was an effort by third-world nations to restructure global North-South relations along lines more favorable to the latter, based on the theory that what was keeping poorer nations poor was the behavior of the wealthier countries.
I am the Lorax.
I speak for the trees.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
I meant no harm.
I most truly did not.
But I had to grow bigger.
So bigger I got.
Types of Shows
- situational comedies/sitcoms
-few remaining western show
American Soldiers Found Guilty(
American soldiers found guilty of murdering entire town of Vietnamese civilians.
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Seuss. The Lorax. New York: Random House, 1971. Print.
picketing, Marching, Radical violience
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)- determined that although race may be a factor when schools are determining admittance, it may not solely be the determining factor.
A Black Panther leader
Roe V. Wade (1973)- landmark supreme court decision that legalized abortion. extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that this right must be balanced against the state's two legitimate interests in regulating abortions: protecting prenatal life and protecting women's health.
-A Black Panther leader
Leaper, Caroline. "1970s Fashion: 23 Style Moments That Defined The Decade." Marie Claire. Marie Claire, 10 Apr. 2015. Web. 21 May 2015.
Methods of Protest
low rise bell bottoms
clothing got tighter
velvour and cloth
track suits/leisure suits
Award Winners +Famous Actors
Segal, Erich. Love Story. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. Print.
1971- A Clockwork Orange
1972- The Godfather
1973- American Graffiti
1974- The Godfather pt. 2
1975- One flew over the Coocoo's nest
1977- Star Wars
1978- The Deer Hunter
1979- Apocalypse Now
-Robert De Niro
Washington's post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were able to follow back the money of watergate to the comittee to reelect the president with the help of an anonymous whistle blower Deep Throat
US approves Panama Canal neutrality treaty to give back Canal to Panama
Nixon is charged with three articles of impeachement
The Golden age has ended and the Us entered a recession
Arab Oil Embargo is placed upon US
gas goes from 35cents in the begining of the 70s to 90 cents at the end of the 70s
No Chairman of the Federal Reserve placed emphasis on the issue of inflation
Policies of the 1960s were not favorable for 1970s policy makers
Depression left a bad outlook of the future of the economy
The main policy at the time was the Bretton Woods system, which due to the US administration, was slowly dismantled throughout the 70s
Bailey, Thomas A. The American Pageant. 13th ed. N.p.: Houghton Mifflin College Div, 2006. Print.