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    US History: Mid-Cold War - Vietnam and the 1970s US History: Mid-Cold War - Vietnam and the 1970s Presentation Transcript

    • Vietnam War and the 1970s
      The Mid-Cold War
    • The Cold War Space Race
      1957 – SU put first artificial satellite into orbit, Sputnik I
      Result – Race to the Moon
    • 1968 – A Tumultuous Year
      MLK Assassination
      RFK Assassination
    • Vietnam War
      Background Information:
      1800s – France rules Vietnam
      1940s – Ho Chi Minh led rebellion against France
      1954 – Ho Chi Minh’s forces defeat France
      After 1954 –Communist North Vietnam led by Ho Chi Minh and Republic South led by Ngo Dihn Diem
      Late 1950s – Ngo Dihn Diem lost popular support
      Above: Ho Chi Minh
      Left: Ngo Dihn Diem
    • Vietnam War Continued
      Guerilla Warfare
      Domino Theory
      US advisors train South Vietnamese not to fight Vietcong
      1964 – Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
      1968 – more than 500,000 troops in Vietnam
    • Protesting the War
    • Election of 1968
      Richard Nixon in front of a crowd of supporters
    • The Space Program
      Apollo 11 Moon Landing
      July 20, 1969
      Commander:
      Neil Armstrong
      Command Module Pilot: Michael Collins
      Lunar Module Pilot:
      Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin
      Famous Quote by Neil Armstrong, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
    • The Nixon Years
      Economy
      Beginning of the End in Vietnam
    • Changes in American Foreign Policy
      Richard Nixon with Nikita Khrushchev
      Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong
    • Scandal Brings Down a President
      Watergate Apartment Building
    • Ford Pardon’s Nixon
      On September 8, 1974 President Ford granted former President Nixon “a full, free, and absolute pardon . . . for all offenses against the United States” freeing Nixon from trial and perhaps subsequent prosecution for the Watergate scandal.
    • Carter in the White House
      Washington Outsider
      Congress refuses support
      High Inflation
      Human Rights
    • Arab-Israeli Conflict
      Above: Palestinian land and Israeli land over time
      Top Right: OPEC Members
      Middle Right: Effects of oil shortage
      Bottom Right: Camp David Accords with Sadat, Carter, and Begin
    • Conflict with Iran
      Leaders of Iran
      Iranian Hostage Crisis
      Far Left: Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi
      Left: Ayatollah Khomeini
      Below: American hostages in Iran
    • New Tensions with the Soviets
      In response to the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Carter decided to boycott the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow
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