The 1960s Of The 70s

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be back in the 70s? Well I certainly do! Every decade has a special significant and I believe that we should learn about it. In the 1970s, it was a time period filled with equality fighting, freedom opportunity, change, and war. One interesting fact that I noticed in the 70s is that it is a continuation of the 60s. During this decade, women continued to fight for their equality and Americans joined the protest against the Vietnam War that was going on during this time. The 1970s was a time of great change. Some of these great changes had to deal with the fashion industries, technologies, and even transportation. Not only that, but in the 70s, types of music 's changed and so did art. For example, there …show more content…
campuses. On January 27, 1973, North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and South Vietnamese Communist rebels came to an agreement and signed the Paris Peace Accords. At this time, war and fighting immediately stopped. However, the U.S. continued the bomb Cambodia into the summer. By this time, North and South Vietnam resumed their fight. It was recorded that about 3.4 million U.S. soldiers served in Southeast Asia. However, out of 3.4 million, 58,177 soldiers died, 153,303 wounded, and more than 2,000 remained still missing. President Nixon and his administration played dirty tricks. On June 17 in 1972, the Plumbers broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate. It was later revealed by one of the burglars that John Mitchell, head of Nixon’s reelection campaign, had the entire burglary organized. Even with that statement, Nixon remained silent and continued to deny any knowledge of this arrangement. However, time passed by and Nixon had his downfall. Another one of Nixon’s aide resigned after admitting to illegal activities. Still, Nixon refused to know anything about this. Three weeks later, the committee discovered that Nixon contained audiotapes of conversations. He was forced to hand over these tapes which destroyed him and his reputation. By this time, Nixon had lost his support in Congress and in July of 1974, the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles to impeach the president. Ashamed and broken, Richard Nixon

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