1970s Decade in Photos: Protest and Change

1970s Decade in Photos: Protest and Change

by Jim Corrigan




Events during the 1970s shook America's confidence. The Vietnam War ended in defeat. Scandal forced a U.S. president to resign in disgrace. In Pennsylvania, a nuclear accident nearly caused disaster. Yet there were happy times, too. The nation celebrated two hundred years of independence. People dressed in colorful clothes and danced to disco music. It was the 1970s - a decade of doubt and change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766031364
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Series: Amazing Decades in Photos Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Welcome to the 1970s 5

War Protest Turns Deadly 8

Terror in the Skies 11

Antiwar Sentiment Peaks 14

The Cold War Thaws 17

Tragedy in the Music World 20

Terrorists Strike the Olympics 22

Record-Setting Athletes 24

U.S. Troops Leave Vietnam 26

Nation Endures Oil Crisis 28

President Nixon Resigns 31

Hollywood's Biggest Hits 34

America Celebrates Its Bicentennial 36

Disco Dancing and Funky Fashion 38

Progress in the Middle East 41

Mass Suicide in Jonestown 44

Tragedy Avoided at Three Mile Island 46

Tech Firsts 48

Americans Held Hostage in Iran 50

Soviet Troops Invade Afghanistan 53

Looking Ahead 56

Chronology 58

Glossary 59

Further Reading 60

Internet Resources 61

Index 62

Picture Credits 64

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