1970's Vocabulary

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Archibald Cox

The Special Prosecutor that was hired to investigate the Watergate Scandal

Ayatollah Khomeini

Shiite religious leader of Iran, led the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and ordered the invasion of the US Embassy

Barbara Jordan

1st African American woman to give Keynote speech at Democratic national convention (NYC) 1976

Bicentennial

the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

Bob Woodward

Investigative reporter for Washington Post helped uncover the Watergate scandal that led to U.S. President Richard Nixon's resignation

Camp David Accords

A peace treaty between Israel and Egypt where Egypt agreed to recognize the nation state of Israel

Deregulation

the removal of some government controls over a market

Disco

This 1970s dance music style was made famous in the Saturday Night Fever

Embargo

a ban on trade

Environmental Protection Agency

an independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment

Equal Rights Amendment

1972; prohibiting discrimination based on sex

G. Gordon Liddy

Worked for the Nixon White House, in charge of the Watergate break in, convicted and went to jail for his involvement.

George McGovern

Democrat running against Nixon on antiwar platform in 1972 election

H.R. Haldeman

Richard Nixon's chief of staff who was forced to resign because of the Watergate scandal.

Impeach

To formally charge a public official with misconduct in office

John Dean

member of the White house inner circle who leveled allegations on Nixon

John Mitchell

former attorney general accused of ordering the Watergate break-in

National Energy Act

a law, enacted during the Carter admin., that established a tax on "gas-guzzling" automobiles, removed price controls on U.S. oil and natural gas, and provided tax credits for the development of alternative energy.

OPEC

an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum

Pentagon Papers

President tried to prevent the Times from publishing articles about his conduct of the Vietnam War. Congress ruled the President would be in violation of the 1st Amendment

Roe v. Wade

(1973) legalized abortion on the basis of a woman's right to privacy

Anwar Sadat

Former President of Egypt (1st Arab leader to recognize and make peace with Israel) He was assassinated Oct. 6 1981 for making peace with Israel.

Spiro Agnew

Nixon's running mate in 1968 and the 1972 who resigned the Vice-Presidency

Stagflation

a period of falling output and rising prices

Three Mile Island

Nuclear Power Plant in Harrisburg, Penn. which failed, causing radiation to be admitted in the air

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