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Title: Resigned in '74 because of Watergate Scandal. Gerald For


1
  • The 1970's

By Jen White, Caroline Kambrich, and Lenore Hesse
2
Political People
  • Richard M. Nixon
  • President in 68
  • Reelected in 72
  • Resigned in 74 because of Watergate Scandal
  • Henry Kissinger
  • World wide peace maker
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Won the Noble Peace Prize
  • Tied to fix the economy
  • Gerald Ford
  • First President under the 25th Amendment
  • Tried to regain confidence, but failed because he
    gave Nixon pardon
  • Daniel Ellsberg
  • Leak of Vietnam Papers from the Pentagon

3
Political Events
  • Nixon goes to China
  • For the first time in 20 years, a president
    visits a foreign country.
  • This shocked many people because of all the
    communism.
  • He met with the Chinese premier Chou-en-lai
  • The Feminist Fight
  • Many women were then thought of lower then men.
  • Women decided to break out in strike to fight for
    there rights.
  • Many other women thought this wasnt proper, but
    the majority went on strike.
  • The Middle Eastern war
  • A war between the Arabs and Israelis
  • Had been going on ever since World War II
  • They were fighting over remaining land between
    there countrys
  • Three Mile Island
  • Nuclear Power Plant Malfunction
  • Caused lots of confusion
  • Watergate Scandal
  • Nixons campaign paid people to bug opponents
    head quarters
  • Resulted in Nixons resignation

4
Music
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • He was born in 1942, and died of an alcohol
    overdose in the 1970s. His hits included Purple
    Haze and Hey Joe. He was such a good guitarist,
    hence he could play the guitar with his feet.
  • The Beatles-
  • Their hits include Let It Be, and they were a
    popular band throughout the 1960s as well.
    Their bands members were Ringo Starr, Paul
    McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison.
  • The Ramones-
  • They became very popular in the mid-1970s. They
    were a band in New Yorks underground scene at
    first. The band members were Joey, Tommy, CJ,
    and Marky.
  • Diana Ross
  • She was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1944. Her
    hits included I Will Survive and Aint No
    Mountain High Enough. Her first band was the
    Miami Latin Boys, another group was the Supremes.
  • Bob Dylan
  • He was born in 1941 in Minnesota. He wrote his
    own songs, sang and played guitar. He also was
    known to play the harmonica during his songs.

5
Fads and Fashions
  • Rubik's Cube
  • A cube thats a puzzle with different colors on
    the squares, and you have to solve it.
  • Many people have not accomplished it, but it is
    still around today.
  • Leisure Suits
  • Gave a casual look to the business man or woman.
  • Men or women could wear it, and was much more
    stylish.
  • Bell Bottoms
  • Flared out pants for any man or women
  • A hip new style that is still in today
  • Platform Shoes
  • 5-6 inch heel shoes giving maximum height.
  • John Travolta wore them in Saturday day night
    fever.
  • Lava Lamps
  • The go like substance made cool shapes in the
    lamp.
  • It was able to keep people distracted for hours,
    and was fun to look at.

6
Inventions and Technologies
  • Cell Phones
  • Big, Bulky and didnt work well but they were
    just the being
  • Sony Betmax
  • Electronic games could be played via the TV
  • CB Radios
  • Allowed conversations between cars
  • Video Tape Recorder
  • Allowed TV viewers to tape show while they were
    busy
  • Digital Watch
  • Displayed the time, date, month, day of the week

7
The End
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