The Seventies by Jordan Hornback

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    The Seventies

  • U.S.P.S. Strike

    U.S.P.S. Strike
    U.S.P.S workers in New York City go on strike, because they felt wages were low, and that working conditions were unsafe and unclean. The strikes spread from New York City to the cities Akron, Philadelphia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Boston, Chicago, and Denver. In the end 210,000 out of 750,000 U.S.P.S. employees walked out. Nixon assigned 18,500 military personnel to 17 New York post offices, form the Army, Army Reserve, National Guard, Air National Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Reserve.
  • Cambodian Campaign

    Cambodian Campaign
    Due to the actions of the Viet Cong using hidden passages, the U.S. starts bombing mountain paths within the borders of Cambodia. This angered anti-war protesters within the U.S. making their protests larger and more widespread. 13 major operations were conducted by U.S. forces (Between May 1st and June30th) and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (Between April 29th and July 22nd).
  • My Lai Massacre, Court Martial

    My Lai Massacre, Court Martial
    After the My Lai Massacre questions needed to be answered, at the firing end of these questions were fourteen U.S. Army officers. These fourteen officers were charged with suppressing information related to the My Lai Massacre. After several months of trials, all but the charges against 2ndLt. William Calley and Captain Ernest Medina.
  • Lt. Calley Court Martial

    Lt. Calley Court Martial
    • After a four month trial, despite declaring he was following orders from his CO Cpt. Medina, Lt. Calley was convicted with premeditated murder for ordering the shootings of the My Lai Massacre. He was first sentenced to a life in prison at hard labor, two days later President Nixon decided to have Calley released. His sentence was later adjusted so that he would eventually serve three and one-half years under House Arrest at Fort Benning.
  • China Joins the UN

    China Joins the UN
    China's seat in the United Nations and membership of the United Nations Security Council has been occupied by the People's Republic of China as of October 25, 1971. The representatives of the PRC first attended the UN, including the United Nations Security Council, as China's representatives on November 23, 1971. China's place in all UN organs had been previously held by the Republic of China since the UN's founding, until replaced by the PRC.
  • D.B. Cooper

    D.B. Cooper
    D. B. Cooper is the name popularly used to refer an unknown man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, USA on November 24, 1971, extorted $200,000 in ransom, and parachuted to an unknown fate. Despite a manhunt and an exhaustive FBI investigation, he has never been located or positively identified. To date, the case remains the only unsolved airline hijacking in American aviation history.
  • M*A*S*H* TV Show Premier

    M*A*S*H* TV Show Premier
    The series premiered in the US on September 17, 1972, and ended February 28, 1983, It's about a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital" in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War. with the finale becoming the most-watched television episode in U.S. television history with 125 million viewers
  • Last Man On the Moon

    Last Man On the Moon
    Apollo 17 was the eleventh and final manned mission in the American Apollo space program. This was the longest trip to the moon and returned with the most samples from the surface. The Commander of the flight was Eugene A. Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald E. Evans, and the Lunar Module Pilot was Harrison H. Schmitt.
  • Munich Olympics

    Munich Olympics
    Early in the morning on September 5, 1972, eight members of the Palestinian terrorist organization, Black September, snuck into the Olympic Village at the XXth Olympic Games which were held in Munich, Germany.The Black September members raided the building housing the Israeli athletes. Two Israeli athletes were killed during the raid and nine others were taken hostage.After spending most of the day trying to negotiate an exchange, a rescue attempt failed and all hostages were killed.
  • Abortion Legalized

    Abortion Legalized
    The abortion law states that, women as a part of their constitutional right of privacy, they can terminate a pregnancy, but only during its first two trimesters.
  • U.S. Pulls Out of Vietnam.

    U.S. Pulls Out of Vietnam.
    Fighting is turned over to the South Vietnamese army, and American troops are being brought home.
  • The War Powers Act

    The War Powers Act
    The War Powers Resolution of 1973 is a U.S. law made to restrict the power of the President to put the United States in an armed conflict without permission from Congress. The law was adopted in the form of a United States Congress joint resolution, this provides that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by permission of Congress or in case of "a national emergency created by attack upon the United States"
  • National Speed Limit 55

    National Speed Limit 55
    The National Maximum Speed Law in the United States was a provision of the 1974 Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act that prohibited speed limits higher than 55 mph. It was drafted in response to oil price spikes and supply disruptions during the 1973 oil crisis.
  • Patty Hearst Kidnapped

    Patty Hearst Kidnapped
    The granddaughter of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst and great-granddaughter of millionaire George Hearst, she gained notoriety in 1974 when, following her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army she developed stockhome syndrome, and joined her captors cause. Hearst was imprisoned for almost two years before her sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
  • Freedom Of Information Act

    Freedom Of Information Act
    After the Watergate scandal, President Ford wanted to sign FOIA-strengthening amendments in the Privacy Act of 1974.These amendments to the FOIA regulate government control of documents which concern a citizen.
  • Saigon Falls to Communism

    Saigon Falls to Communism
    South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh surrenders to the Communist party. As the small group of Americans evacuate Saigon, the last two US servicemen to die in Vietnam are killed when their helicopter gets shot down and crashes. This resulted in the end of the Vietnam War.
  • President Ford Assassination Attempts

    President Ford Assassination Attempts
    There have been multiple assassination attempts and plots on Presidents of the United States; there have been over 20 attempts to kill sitting and former Presidents.Luckily only four have resulted in Presidents being killed: Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy. On the northern grounds of the California State Capitol, a woman drew a pistol on Ford when he reached to shake her hand in a crowd. The chamber was empty and Secret Service Agents restrained her.
  • Fransisco Franko Dies

    Fransisco Franko Dies
    Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo de Franco y Bahamonde Salgado-Araujo y Pardo de Andrade was a Spanish military general and head of state of Spain from October 1936, and regent of the Kingdom of Spain from 1947 until his death in November 1975. As head of state, Franco used the title Caudillo de España, por la gracia de Dios, meaning Leader of Spain, by the grace of God.
  • North and South Vietnam Join to Form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    North and South Vietnam Join to Form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    After declaring that Vietnam was now a united country, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam was established in July 1976.
  • Operation Entebbe

    Operation Entebbe
    Operation Entebbe was a hostage-rescue mission carried out by the Israel Defense Forces at Entebbe Airport in Uganda . A week earlier, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and flown to Entebbe.
  • West Point Admits Women

    West Point Admits Women
    The first class to admit women entered the United States Military Academy in 1976. Since then, women have continued to join as cadets and West Point graduates serving the Nation as leaders.
  • Star Wars

    Star Wars
    Star Wars is an American epic space opera created by George Lucas. The first film was originally released on May 25, 1977, under the title Star Wars, by 20th Century Fox.
  • Alaskan Pipeline

    Alaskan Pipeline
    The Trans Alaska Pipeline System was designed and constructed to move oil throughout Alaska. It is 800 miles long. It crosses three mountain ranges and over 800 rivers and streams. It cost to $8 billion to make.
  • Neutron Bomb Founding Begins

    Neutron Bomb Founding Begins
    This began a year-long controversy on the subject of what are technically called enhanced-radiation weapons, but what the diplomatic community came to know simply as the Neutron Bomb. The problem, whether or not the U.S. should produce and deploy in NATO.
  • Alantic City Permits Gambling

    Alantic City Permits Gambling
    Immediately after the legislation passed allowing gambling in Atlantic City, the owners of the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel began converting it into the Resorts International. It was the first legal casino in the eastern United States when it opened.
  • John Paul II Becomes Pope

    John Paul II Becomes Pope
    At only 58 years of age, he was the youngest pope elected since Pope Pius IX. During his inauguration, the cardinals were to kneel before him to take their vows and kiss his ring,
  • Jonestown Massacre

    Jonestown Massacre
    Jonestown was the informal name for the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, a cult led by Jim Jones. It became internationally notorious when, 918 people died in the settlement as well as in a nearby airstrip and in Georgetown. The name of the settlement became synonymous with the incidents.
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown

    Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown
    The accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant was the most serious in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant operating history, though it led to no deaths or injuries to anyone. But it brought about changes involving emergency planning, reactor operator training, human factors engineering, radiation protection, and many other parts of nuclear power plant operations.
  • The Greensboro Massacre

    The Greensboro Massacre
    Five protest marchers were shot and killed by members of the KKK and the American Nazi Party. The protest was the culmination of attempts by the Communist Workers Party to organize mostly black industrial workers in the area.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    Fifty-two US citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamic students and militants took over the Embassy of the United States. They were not released until the end of President Ronald Regans inaugural address.