Chapter 31

  • Stonewall Riots

    Stonewall Riots
    Stonewall Riots in New York's Greenwich Village spark gay rights movement in June of 1969.

    American astronauts land on the moon in July of 1969.
  • Kent State University

    Kent State University
    Ohio National Guardsmen kill four students at Kent State University.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    States ratify the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, giving 18-year-olds the right to vote.

    President Nixon freezes wages and prices for ninety days.
  • China

    President Nixon visits China
  • U.S. and USSR

    US and USSR sign SALT I accords in Moscow
  • Truce

    United States and North Vietnam sign truce.
  • Arab Oil

    Arab Oil
    Arab oil embargo creates energy crisis in the United States.
  • Tapes

    Supreme Court orders Nixon to surrender White House tapes.
  • Resignation

    Richard Nixon resigns presidency.
  • President Carter

    President Carter
    Jimmy Carter defeats Gerald Ford in presidential election.
  • Panama

    President Carter signs Panama Canal treaties restoring soverignty to Panama.
  • Rev. Jim Jones

    Rev. Jim Jones
    Over nine hundred followers of Rev. Jim Jones die in a mass suicide in Guyana.
  • Hostages

    Iranian militants take fifty-three Americans hostage in U.S. embassy in Tehran.
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan wins presidency by a landslide.
  • Hostages II

    Hostages II
    American hostages in Iran released after 444 days in captivity.
  • Unemployment

    Unemployment reaches postwar record high of 10.4 percent
  • Challenger

    Space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing seven astronauts.
  • George H. W. Bush

    George H. W. Bush
    George H. W. Bush Defeats Michail Dukakis decisively in presidential election.