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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