who is the silent majority?
- upper middle class educated white males tired of liberalism
- under nixon
when did neil armstrong land on the moon?
- july 20 1969
- under kennedy
- told china and russia that the other was speaking negatively of them
- causing both to be at odds with each other and wanting to be friends with the US
first global broadcast/satellite ?
how was Russia during the 70's/ the cold war?
when was Woodstock?
august 15-18 1969
how did the view of the counterculture change because of woodstock?
- no violence happen at woodstock in a time when violence was taking over
- they saw them as more polite
John and Yoko
- john lennon from the beatles
- peace movement
- john wasnt allowed in US
- john and yoko
- like sit-in
- stayed in bed til peace
- john and yoke
- put themselves in a body bag
- ate cake
- you cant tell who i am
- cant judge me
altamont speedway concert
- woodstock wanna be
- rolling stones
- hells angles force---caused violence
- many deaths
manson family murders
- war path of murders
- heard message from the beatles song Helter Skelter
- tried to make it look like black people did it to cause fight between black and authority
- killed Sharon Tate
what did nixon promise to do about the war?
end it with honor
Roe v. Wade
- jan. 1973
- a landmark case decided by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion, is one of the most controversial and politically significant cases in U.S. Supreme Court history.The Court held that a woman may abort her pregnancy for any reason, up until the "point at which the fetus becomes 'viable.
bombing of cambodia
- march 18 1969
- along the 17th parallel there was no fighting-the enemies used path to attack US from rear
- to stop we destroyed path
- this action made US public believe the war was spreading
- The goal of the American military effort was to buy time, gradually building up the strength of the South Vietnamese armed forces, and re-equipping it with modern weapons so that they could defend their nation on their own
- began pulling out in 1969
when was the draft lottery instituted during the Vietnam War?
- national security advisor to nixon
- the primary negotiations that led to the cease fire agreement did not occur at the Peace Conference at all but were carried out during secret negotiations between Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, which began on 4 August 1969
invasion of cambodia
Kent State Massacre
- the May 4 massacre or Kent-State massacre 1970
- occurred at Kent State University in the city of Kent, Ohio,
- shooting of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guards
- killed four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis
- protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia
- other students who were shot had merely been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance
- nixon stated "those hippies got what they deserved"
- There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students, and the event further divided the country, at this already socially contentious time, along political line
when did we begin to withdraw from Vietnam?
discovered the pentagon papers
the pentagon papers
- discovered by daniel ellsberg
- proof that the Vietnam was planned before the public knew
- nixon tried to stop the papers release
- nixon v new york times
- because of the leak nixon put a team together to stop future leaks- the plumbers
nixon v the new york times
- they can publish what they want as long as it is true
- came about because of the pentagon papers
under nixon because of the pentagon papers leaks to stop future leaks
when did north vietnam invade south vietnam for the first time?
march 30 1972
when did kissinger announce peace is within reach?
oct 8 1972
in november of 1972 what two major things happened?
- nixon wins election by large landslide
- north vietnam threatens to walk-out on peace talks
what did the US do because of north vietnam's threat to walk-out on peace talk?
on dec 18 1972 started bombing them for eleven days until they gave up
when does the vietnam war come to an end?
what did nixon do because he was not popular with the kids of the US?
when elvis the king was at the door of the white house nixon agreed to let him and gave the king his request to be a crug enforcement officer
what happened to george wallace?
in 1972 he was shot leaving him paralyzed
when did cease fire occur between the US and vietnam?
- jan 27 1973
- north and south were still fighting
when did US ground troop leave Vietnam?
march 29 1973
when were the prisoners of the vietnam war released?
april 1 1973
War Powers Resolution
- nov 7 1973
- the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or if the United States is already under attack or serious threat. The War Powers Resolution requires that the president notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war. The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.
Committee to Re-Elect the President
abbreviated CRP but often mocked by the acronym CREEP, was a fundraising organization of United States President Richard Nixon's administration. Besides its re-election activities, CRP employed money laundering and slush funds and was directly and actively involved in the Watergate scandal.
what did CREEP do june 17th 1972
broke in DNC nation headquaters in Hotel Watergate and got caught
who might have been responsible for George Wallace's shooting?
Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activitie
- The Senate Watergate Committee was a special committee convened by the United States Senate to investigate the Watergate burglaries and the ensuing Watergate scandal after it was learned that the Watergate burglars had been directed to break into and wiretap the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee by the Committee to Re-elect the President, President Richard Nixon's re-election campaign fund raising organization. The formal, official name of the committee was the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities.The Committee played a pivotal role in gathering evidence that would lead to the indictment of forty administration officials and the conviction of several of Nixon's aides for obstruction of justice and other crimes. Its revelations prompted the introduction of articles of impeachment against the President in the House of Representatives, which led to Nixon's resignation.
- feb 7 1973
Attorney General John Mitchell
- march 23
- United States Attorney General under President Richard M. Nixon. Due to his role as director for the Committee to Re-elect the President, which engineered the Watergate first break-in, he became the only Attorney General ever to be convicted of illegal activities.
when and why did Gerald Ford get appointed VP?
- VP Agnew resigned because he got caught not paying taxes
- appointed Oct 1973
Saturday Night Massacre
- The Saturday Night Massacre was the term given by political commentators to U.S. President Richard Nixon's executive dismissal of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney GeneralWilliam Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973 during the Watergate scandal
- they resigned because they would not fire cox who was investigating the Watergate scandal
when the house judiciary committe initate impeachment investigations of nixon?
oct 23 1973
when did nixon turn over the oval office tapes and what was missing?
- oct 23 1973
- two tapes were missing
when was the 18 minutes gap discovered and who took blame for it?
- nov 21 1973
- secretary said it was her fault
when did the supreme court order nixon to release the rest of the tapes?
july 24 1974
when did nixon resign and what happened to the tapes?
- aug 9 1074
- the day after the republicans assured him he would be impeached and convicted
- as a private citizen the tapes were personal poperty and thus the gov could not get the tapes
when did ford become president and what was weird about him being president?
- aug 9
- never once was elected vp or p