The 1970

  • Arab Oil Embargo

    Tried to cut down on gas usage.
  • Invasion of Cambodia

    Invasion of Cambodia
    U.S troops invaded Cambodia.
  • Kent State Shootings

    Kent State Shootings
    Occured at Kent State University in Ohio and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard. Four Students were killed, and 9 others were wounded. This event epitomized the division that the Vietnam War had created in America.
  • The film The Godfather is released

    The film The Godfather is released
    American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
  • Watergate Break-In

    Watergate Break-In
    Watergate is a good general term used to describe a complex web of political scandals between 1972 and 1974. The word specifically to the Watergate Hotel in D.C.
  • Mark Spitz wins 7 Gold MEdals at Olympics in Munich, West Germany

    U.s swimmer wins his 7th Gold Medal in 1972. Spitz swam the fly leg of the 400 meter medley relay.
  • U,S. Supreme rules on Roe V. Wade

    U,S. Supreme rules on Roe V. Wade
    Landmark decisions by the U.S Supreme court on the issue of abortion.
  • American Withdrawal from Vietnam

    The last remaining American troops withdrawal from Vietnam.
  • Heiress Patty Hearst kidnapped

    Patty Hearts was kidnapped by the SLA and later sympathized with them. She was forced to do a series of crimes and was later convicted for the.
  • Congress initiates Impeachment Proceedings against Nixon

    The Impeachment was the result of the scandal involving the bungled burglary of the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
  • President Nixon resigns

    First president to resign in the U.S.
  • Gerald Ford becaomes Vice President

    Gerald Ford took the oath of office, he declared "I assume the presidency under extraordinary circumstances...this is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts."
  • Bill Gates establishes Microsoft

    Bill Gates establishes Microsoft
    The day that Microsoft was established was a very historical day. Microsoft has seen hardly any competition in 38 years
  • South Vietnam fallas to the North Vietnamese

    The (NVA) took over Saigon with little resistance and was then named Ho Chi Minh city.
  • America's Bicentennial is celebrated

    America's Bicentennial is celebrated
    It was a series of celebrations to tribute the historical events leading to the U.S. It was also the 200th anniversary of the Decloration of Indpendence.
  • Commodore PET released for retail sale

    Commodore PET released for retail sale
    This was the first personal computer and only 100 were shipped later that year in october.
  • Democrat Jimmy Carter becomes President of the United States

    Democrat Jimmy Carter becomes President of the United States
    He defeated Gerald Ford. His four year term full with problems, and didnt have a great legacy.
  • Majority of Draft Evaders are Pardoned by Jimmy Carter

    Majority of Draft Evaders are Pardoned by Jimmy Carter
    Jimmy Carter presented on jan. 20th on t.v. in a debate against G. Ford that he would pardon all that were convicted of leaving the country to dodge the draft.
  • Television Miniseries Roots Premieres

    Television Miniseries Roots Premieres
    Show recieved 37 Emmy nominations and won nine. It also won a Golden Globe award and a Pea Body award.
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    President Carter brockered a meeting of Egypt and Israeli leaders to sign a peace accord. It was probably his best achievment while in office.
  • Three Mile Island nuclear accident

    Three Mile Island nuclear accident
    It was the worst nuclear accident in U.S history but no cancer was ever linked to the accident. Radio active iodine was released into the enviornment.
  • Iran hostage crisis begins

    Iran hostage crisis begins
    Fifty two americans were held hostage for 444 days.