CHAPTER 39


HOMEWORK: DUE 4/14
Assignment #1 - Read Chapter 39 and complete the C39 - Terms, Matching and Reading Questions handout.
Assignment #2 - Watch the the videos posted below and complete The Century: Episode 12-13 Document also posted below. The videos will serve as a good visual to help better understand the 1970s. 

On Thursday 4/14, we will be holding a "Roundtable Discussion" Please come to class prepared to discuss the main themes of the Chapter. We will have a very sort assessment on this chapter on Friday, 4/15 (Half Day)

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THE CENTURY: AMERICA'S TIME (EPISODE 12)
APPROACHING THE APOCOLYPSE (1971-1975)

YouTube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cLvv5FH0FA

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vus0FTWWcXE


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CRASH COURSE - COLD WAR IN ASIA

YouTube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2IcmLkuhG0


Chapter 39 Summary
Nixon’s“Vietnamization” policy reduced American ground participation in the war, but his Cambodia invasion sparked massive protest. Nixon’s journeys to Communist Moscow and Beijing (Peking) established a new rapprochement with these powers. In domestic policy, Nixon and the Supreme Court promoted affirmative action and environmental protection. The 1972 election victory and the cease-fire in Vietnam were negated when Nixon became bogged down in the Watergate scandal and congressional protest over the secret bombing of Cambodia, which led to the War Powers Act. The Middle East War of 1973 and the Arab oil embargo created energy and economic difficulties that lasted through the decade. Americans gradually awoke to their costly and dangerous dependence on Middle Eastern oil, and began to take tentative steps toward conservation and alternative energy sources.Non-elected Gerald Ford took over after Watergate forced Nixon to resign. The Communist Vietnamese finally overran the South Vietnamese government in 1975. The defeat in Vietnam added to a general sense of disillusionment with society and a new sense of limits on American power. The civil rights movement fractured, and divisive issues of busing and affirmative action enhanced racial tensions. The most successful social movement was feminism, which achieved widespread social breakthroughs though failing to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.Campaigning against Washington and Watergate, outsider Jimmy Carter proved unable to master Congress or the economy once he took office. The Camp David agreement brought peace between Egypt and Israel, but the Iranian revolution led to new energy troubles. The invasion of Afghanistan and the holding of American hostages in Iran added to Carter’s woes.

YouTube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjFKo8rab1A

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