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Transcript of The 1970s
By: Morgan, Sara,
Sadie, Cory, and Matt Events Affirmative Action “Affirmative action” means positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and business from which they have been historically excluded. Kent State Riots -In Kent, Ohio, 28 National Guardsmen fire their weapons at a group of antiwar demonstrators on the Kent State University campus, killing four students, wounding eight, and permanently paralyzing another.
-Scattered protests were dispersed by tear gas
-In 1974, at the end of a criminal investigation into the Kent State incident, a federal court dropped all charges levied against eight Ohio National Guardsmen for their role in the students' deaths Feminist Movement The 1970s saw a revival of feminist activity. This period has been called the Second Wave of feminism, with the first wave usually thought of as being from 1848-1920, when women won the vote. SALT -November 1969 negotiations, known as Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, began. They ended on January 1972. Two Documents: The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty) and the Interim Agreement on the limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, were both signed on May 26, 1972.
-These treaties put limitations on Nuclear Weapons. Watergate and Nixon's Resignation At 2:30 A.M. on June 17, 1972, five men were caught trying to bug the Democratic National Committee’s office at the Watergate Hotel in Washington. The men were found to have connections to President Nixon’s re-election campaign. He had resigned from being president but in November of the same year, he was re-elected.This became a great problem. Inflation -The rate that general levels of goods and services are rising and purchasing power is falling.
-With inflation every dollar will buy less.
-Most Central banks try to remain at an inflation rate of 2-3%. End of Vietnam & My Lai Massacre Vietnam War, March 16th, 1968, massacre at My Lai. My Lai is located in the South Vietnamese district of Son My, (at the time) a heavily mined area. They dragged people and children into the ditches before executing them. Return of/ Treatment of Vietnam Vets -Vietnam Vets were treated very poorly. Some came home to protestors at the airports. Vietnam Veterans were portrayed as baby killers, psychos, and drug addicts. Protesters attacked the returning soldiers with signs and even threw urine on them. Some restaurants refused to serve Vets. Environmentalism They celebrate the first Earth Day on April 22nd, 1970. The Clean Air Act is passed. The EPA (Environmenatl Protection Agency) is formed by President Richard Nixon in 1970. Yom Kippur War The Yom Kippur War started with a surprise Arab attack on Israel on Saturday October 6, 1973. It began on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), the holiest day of prayer and fasting in the Jewish calendar.The Yom Kippur War began on Saturday, October 6, 1973 and ended on Thursday, October 25, 1973. Israel won. Camp David Accords -The Framework for Peace in the Middle East. Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, met with Jimmy Carter, President of the United States of America, at Camp David from September 5 to September 17, 1978 to establish an outline for peace in the Middle East. Iran Hostage Situation -On November 4, 1979, an angry mob of young Islamic revolutionaries overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 Americans hostage Culture Fashion Fads Music Movies TV Art Literature Sports Food -Short Shorts
-The Farrah Look
-Large gold hoop earrings
-Long feathered hairstyles
-Vans tennis shoes -Disco
-Mexican jumping beans
-Yellow smiley faces
-Dashboard hula girls
-Sea Monkeys -American Graffiti
-Charlie Daniels Band
-Earth, Wind, and Fire
-The Carpenters -Taxi Driver
-Saturday Night Fever
-A Clockwork Orange
-The Godfather 1/2
-Star Wars -Sanford and Son
-All in the Family
-Welcome Back Kotter
-The Brady Bunch
-Charlie's Angels -Max Bill
-Marisol -Rascism is a main topic
of literature in the 1970s
-1970s literature is old
fashioned story-telling -The most popular sports from 1970 to 1979 were football, tennis, volleyball and basketball
-The Steelers won 4 superbowl's in the 1970s
-They were called "The Steel Curtain" Breakfast: Orange Juice, Kuglehopf, Browned Sausage Links, Coffee, Milk.
Lunch: Creole Fish Soup, Savory Oven Vegetables, Ginger Pears, Coffee, Tea, Milk
Supper: Peanut-Butter Sandwiches on Whole-Wheat Bread, Sliced Tomatoes, Ginger Jumbos, Coffee, Tea, Milk Atari was invention made in 1972 when the company was founded by Nolan and Bushnell.
The game Pong was released in 1970 and was a huge hit. It could be played with one or more people. Since you didn’t have to have another person to play people were more entertained by themselves and not with others as much connection In 1976 the first ink-jet printer and in 1975 the first laser printer was invented. This helped businesses majorly by not have to hand right or print (press) everything out. It could be done with a computer. Businesses could get work done more efficiently connection In 1979, cell phones and walkmans were invented. In 1979, people could talk directly and not have to wait to see someone and could be out of the house and still receive a call. connection Post it notes were invented by Arthur Fry in 1974 Random Fact The creation of the RV in 1970s by General motors
Led to more people travling and more road trips “YMCA”
By Village People
In 1978 Other five “ The Last Gunfighter Ballad”
By Johnny Cash
In 1977 Other five "T.N.T."
Released in 1975 Other five "Smoke on the water "
By Deep Purple
In 1971 Other five “ Whats going on”
By: Marvin Gaye
This song is about the vets returning from the Vietnam and how brutal the anti war protest are and that it needs to change “I Am Women”
By: Helen Reddy
Rleased in 1972
This Song is about the femmenist movement in the 70’s “Impeach the President”
By: The Honey Drippers
Released in 1973
This song is about president Nixon and how he was going to be impeached. President Nixon later resigned that year. “Don’t Go Near The Water”
By: The Beach Boys
Recorded in 1971
This song connects to the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. “Ohio”
By: Neil Young
Released in 1971
This song is about the Kent State shootings in 1970, when four young people were gunned down by the National Guard to control the crowd. Song and Event Connections “Coat of Many Colours”
By Dolly Parton
In 1974 Other five By: Sara, Sadie, Morgan, Matt, Cory Connections By: Sadie, Sara, Cory,
Morgan, and Matt