Vietnam War and the 1970s<br />The Mid-Cold War<br />
The Cold War Space Race<br />1957 – SU put first artificial satellite into orbit, Sputnik I<br />Result – Race to the Moon...
1968 – A Tumultuous Year<br />MLK Assassination<br />RFK Assassination<br />
Vietnam War<br />Background Information:<br />1800s – France rules Vietnam<br />1940s – Ho Chi Minh led rebellion against ...
Vietnam War Continued <br />Guerilla Warfare<br />Domino Theory<br />US advisors train South Vietnamese not to fight Vietc...
Protesting the War<br />
Election of 1968<br />Richard Nixon in front of a crowd of supporters<br />
The Space Program<br />Apollo 11 Moon Landing<br />July 20, 1969<br />Commander: <br />Neil Armstrong<br />Command Module ...
The Nixon Years<br />Economy<br />Beginning of the End in Vietnam<br />
Changes in American Foreign Policy<br />Richard Nixon with Nikita Khrushchev<br />Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong<br />
Scandal Brings Down a President<br />Watergate Apartment Building<br />
Ford Pardon’s Nixon<br />On September 8, 1974 President Ford granted former President Nixon “a full, free, and absolute pa...
Carter in the White House<br />Washington Outsider<br />Congress refuses support<br />High Inflation<br />Human Rights<br />
Arab-Israeli Conflict<br />Above:  Palestinian land and Israeli land over time<br />Top Right: OPEC Members<br />Middle Ri...
Conflict with Iran<br />Leaders of Iran<br />Iranian Hostage Crisis<br />Far Left: Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi<br />Left: A...
New Tensions with the Soviets<br />In response to the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Carter decided to boycott the 1...
Picture Citations<br />Slide 2<br />mentallandscape.com<br />Slide 3<br />sitfu.com<br />robertfkennedy.net<br />ioffer.co...
Picture Citations contd. . .<br />Slide 11<br />mustseewashingtondc.com<br />nixontapes.org<br />cgi.ebay.com<br />jackbru...
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US History: Mid-Cold War - Vietnam and the 1970s

  1. 1. Vietnam War and the 1970s<br />The Mid-Cold War<br />
  2. 2. The Cold War Space Race<br />1957 – SU put first artificial satellite into orbit, Sputnik I<br />Result – Race to the Moon<br />
  3. 3. 1968 – A Tumultuous Year<br />MLK Assassination<br />RFK Assassination<br />
  4. 4. Vietnam War<br />Background Information:<br />1800s – France rules Vietnam<br />1940s – Ho Chi Minh led rebellion against France<br />1954 – Ho Chi Minh’s forces defeat France<br />After 1954 –Communist North Vietnam led by Ho Chi Minh and Republic South led by Ngo Dihn Diem<br />Late 1950s – Ngo Dihn Diem lost popular support<br />Above: Ho Chi Minh<br />Left: Ngo Dihn Diem<br />
  5. 5. Vietnam War Continued <br />Guerilla Warfare<br />Domino Theory<br />US advisors train South Vietnamese not to fight Vietcong<br />1964 – Gulf of Tonkin Resolution<br />1968 – more than 500,000 troops in Vietnam<br />
  6. 6. Protesting the War<br />
  7. 7. Election of 1968<br />Richard Nixon in front of a crowd of supporters<br />
  8. 8. The Space Program<br />Apollo 11 Moon Landing<br />July 20, 1969<br />Commander: <br />Neil Armstrong<br />Command Module Pilot: Michael Collins<br />Lunar Module Pilot: <br />Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin<br />Famous Quote by Neil Armstrong, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”<br />
  9. 9. The Nixon Years<br />Economy<br />Beginning of the End in Vietnam<br />
  10. 10. Changes in American Foreign Policy<br />Richard Nixon with Nikita Khrushchev<br />Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong<br />
  11. 11. Scandal Brings Down a President<br />Watergate Apartment Building<br />
  12. 12. Ford Pardon’s Nixon<br />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.<br />
  13. 13. Carter in the White House<br />Washington Outsider<br />Congress refuses support<br />High Inflation<br />Human Rights<br />
  14. 14. Arab-Israeli Conflict<br />Above: Palestinian land and Israeli land over time<br />Top Right: OPEC Members<br />Middle Right: Effects of oil shortage<br />Bottom Right: Camp David Accords with Sadat, Carter, and Begin<br />
  15. 15. Conflict with Iran<br />Leaders of Iran<br />Iranian Hostage Crisis<br />Far Left: Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi<br />Left: Ayatollah Khomeini <br />Below: American hostages in Iran<br />
  16. 16. New Tensions with the Soviets<br />In response to the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Carter decided to boycott the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow<br />
  17. 17. Picture Citations<br />Slide 2<br />mentallandscape.com<br />Slide 3<br />sitfu.com<br />robertfkennedy.net<br />ioffer.com<br />Slide 4<br />syedsoutsidethebox.blogspot.com<br />freedomforvietnam.wordpress.com<br />Slide 5<br />wpsvietnamblog.blogspot.com<br />goldenyears66to69.blogspot.com<br />warvietnam.org<br />Slide 6<br />boomerslife.org<br />milonrouge.tumblr.com<br />news.haverford.edu<br />Slide 7<br />unit8rishikkimz.wikispaces.com<br />absoluteastronomy.com<br />Slide 8<br />dailymail.co.uk<br />nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov<br />blog.affspot.com<br />Slide 9<br />libcom.org<br />dovergramboys.kent.sch.uk<br />coverbrowser.com<br />Slide 10<br />life.com<br />orthocuban.com<br />
  18. 18. Picture Citations contd. . .<br />Slide 11<br />mustseewashingtondc.com<br />nixontapes.org<br />cgi.ebay.com<br />jackbrummet.blogspot.com<br />Slide 12<br />findingdulcinea.com<br />coffeewithken.blogspot.com<br />abcnews.go.com<br />corbisimages.com<br />Slide 13<br />friendsofsabeel.org.uk<br />friedmanpedia.pbworks.com<br />Slide 13 contd. . .<br />fofoa.blogspot.com<br />findingdulcinea.com<br />Slide 14<br />insidemyhead.me<br />scrapetv.com<br />listal.com<br />bztv.typepad.com<br />Slide 15<br />historycentral.com<br />formaementis.wordpress.com<br />

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