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Title: Politics, World Events, Music, Sports, and More


1
1965-1980 Overview
  • Politics, World Events, Music, Sports, and More

2
Us Politics
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Took office in 1963 after JFK was
  • assassinated
  • In the election of 1964 Johnson won and stayed in
    the White House as President
  • Civil Rights supporter
  • Voting Rights Act
  • Nominated Thurgood Marshall to the
  • Supreme Court and Robert C. Weaver
  • to be Secretary of his Cabinet
  • Civil Rights Act 1968

3
Politics
  • Lyndon B. Johnson cont.
  • The Great Society
  • Johnsons agenda for Congress during his
    Presidency
  • Increase Federal Funding for Education
  • War on Poverty and Healthcare Reform (Medicare)
  • Space Program (Apollo Program)
  • Civil Rights-Voting Rights Act
  • Conservation (Wilderness Protection Act)
  • Foreign Policy
  • Vietnam War
  • Six Day War

4
US Politics
  • Nixon
  • Election of 1968
  • Johnson withdrew
  • Robert Kennedy was assassinated
  • Nixon won against Hubert Humphrey
  • Foreign Policy
  • China
  • Vietnam War
  • Soviet Union (Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty)
  • Middle East

5
US Politics
  • Nixon
  • Domestic Policy
  • Economy
  • Civil Rights
  • Affirmative Action
  • Integration
  • Space Program
  • Apollo 11
  • First humans on the moon
  • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
  • 1969
  • One small step for man one giant leap for man
    kind

6
US politics
  • Nixon
  • 1972 Presidential Election
  • Ran against George McGovern
  • Won 520 electoral votes to 17
  • Carried 49 states
  • Watergate
  • Nixon authorized bugging and burglary
  • of the Demo National Committee
  • Headquarters in Watergate complex
  • Men got caught
  • Nixon tried to cover up by destroying tapes
  • Impeachment
  • First President to ever resign

7
US politics
  • Gerald Ford
  • Took over the Presidency after Nixon
  • resigned
  • Served 1974 to 1977
  • Major Events of Fords Presidency
  • Pardon of Nixon
  • Vietnam
  • Middle East Society Union (limitations on nuclear
    weapons)

8
Us politics
  • Carter
  • Election of 1976
  • Defeated President Ford
  • Major Events During Presidency
  • US Energy Crisis
  • Shortage of oil due to Middle East issues
  • Said it was the moral equivalent of war
  • Encouraged people to conserve
  • Love Canal
  • US boycott of Moscow Olympic
  • Since the modern Olympics began in the late 1800s
    this was the first time the US did not
    participate

9
Us issues
  • Oil Crisis
  • 1973-1979
  • Only license plates with odd numbers could go on
    odd-numbered days and same with even numbers
  • Space exploration
  • Near loss of Apollo 13 astronauts in 1970 led to
    Anti-NASA feelings
  • Plans for missions up to Apollo 20 were canceled.
  • Spent most of 70s working on the space shuttle

10
World Issues
  • Cold War
  • Conflicts between capitalist and communist forces
  • Vietnam War
  • Stop Communist spread in Vietnam
  • 26th Amendment (voting age 18)
  • Iran Hostage Crisis
  • Iranian Revolution 1979
  • Distrust between the revolutionaries and Western
    powers
  • Six Day War
  • Munich Massacre
  • 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany
  • Palestinian Arab terrorists kidnaped and murdered
    eleven Israeli athletes

11
Culture
  • Womens Movement
  • Feminism grew
  • First woman President in Argentina-Isabel Peron
  • Roe v. Wade (abortion legalized)
  • More opportunity for women in the workplace
  • Anti-War Protests
  • In opposition to the Vietnam war
  • Kent State shootings
  • Environmentalism
  • First Earth Day was on April 22, 1970
  • TV
  • Brady Bunch
  • Happy Days
  • Partridge Family

12
culture
  • Counterculture
  • Values and norms different from mainstream
    society
  • Started with youth against segregation
  • Anti-War sentiments
  • Expressed in music, fashion and beliefs
  • Hippie movement (harmony with nature, communal
    living, experimentation, recreational drugs,
    artistic expression)
  • Sexual liberation
  • Drugs
  • Gender equality
  • Gay-rights

13
Music
  • Popular Artists
  • Beatles
  • Bob Marley
  • David Bowie
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Rolling Stones
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Woodstock 1969
  • 400,000 people
  • Bethel, New York
  • 2 people died
  • Anti-War songs
  • Ohio by Neil Young
  • War by Edwin Starr
  • Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival

14
sports
  • First Super Bowl 1967 (Green Bay v. KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 Plane Crash killing the entire Marshall
    (West Virginia) football team.
  • First College Basketball Team to start all
    African American players Texas Western College
    under coach Don Haskins
  • 1980 Olympics USA v. Soviets in Ice Hockey
  • Called the Miracle on Ice US won 4-3
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