Presentation on theme: "1970’s. Gerald Ford Dealt with Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Israel went to war with Syria and Egypt – U.S. backed Israel – OPEC."— Presentation transcript:
Gerald Ford Dealt with Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Israel went to war with Syria and Egypt – U.S. backed Israel – OPEC placed an oil embargo on the U.S. – The price of gasoline quadrupled Pardoned President Nixon President after Nixon resigns
Helsinki Accords – Human rights debates in Europe and the USSR WIN – Whip Inflation Now Factories closed Consumer demands down Unemployment rose DID NOT WORK
Jimmy Carter Very laid back approach and style Appointed many women and minorities Foreign Policy – Orchestrated a peace settlement between Israel (Menachem Begin) and Egypt (Anwar Sadat) at Camp David… CAMP DAVID ACCORDS – Gave Panama Canal back to Panama (by the year 2000) – Established trade with China – Attempted arms limit with USSR (SALT II)
Amnesty for Americans that avoided the draft from Vietnam.
Problems Iranian Revolution – Shah of Iran kicked out, Ayatollah Khomeini took over – Carter allowed the Shah into the U.S. for medical treatment – Iranians became angry and attacked U.S. embassy – Kept 66 hostages for 444 days – Hostages not released until Reagan was inaugurated Russia invaded Afghanistan. The U.S. boycotted the Olympics
Television Era M*A*S*H* – Comedy in war, distract from Vietnam All in the Family – Racial issues The Jefferson’s – Success in Af-American life Laverne and Shirley – Single White Women Roots – Miniseries on slavery Happy Days – Wholesome American life in 1950’s