Post-Vietnam 1970s

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sovereignty
The ability to make one's own rules and choices.
AIM
1970s American Indian movement that attempted to convince the United States to follow treaty terms.
Trail of Broken Treaties
AIM protest that ended with a takeover of the Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Washington, D.C.
Wounded Knee
1973 standoff between Natives and the U.S. government. Lasted 71 days.
Richard Milhous Nixon
U.S. President most famous for his resignation following the Watergate scandal.
Watergate
Break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters that resulted in a cover-up and the subsequent resignation of Nixon.
Executive Privilege
The idea at the U.S. executive (the president) is above the law or does not have to do what other branches say.
impeach
When the president is put on trial for "high crimes and misdemeanors." Note: The president is impeached when the trial begins - depending on the findings of the Senate, he may or may not be removed from office.
Gerald Ford
U.S. president known for his strong personality and struggles with the economy.
pardon
When the president grants release from punishment for an offense.
Jimmy Carter
U.S. president in the last part of the 1970s. Known for his non-violent approaches and desire to extend human rights.
Camp David Accords
Peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Created in the 1970s and still in effect today.
Crisis of Confidence Speech
Labeled the "Malaise" speech by Republican opponents, this speech by Jimmy Carter placed blame for the poor economy on the American people.
disco
1970s music designed for dancing.