Defining Documents in American History: The 1970s (1970-1979), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619258919
  • ISBN-13: 9781619258914
  • DDC: 973.924
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 393 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new addition to the Defining Documents series profiles the first decade of the 20th century in America through careful, close analysis of historic documents from the era. Over forty primary source documents are studied, delivering a thorough examination of this crucial period in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
The Vietnam War.
1: Nixon on Operations in Cambodia.
2: John Kerry's Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
3: Nixon on the Conclusion of the War in Vietnam.
4: War Powers Resolution.
5: A “Second Chance” for Vietnam-Era Draft Evaders and Military Deserters.
6: Plea for Emergency Aid for Saigon.
7: President Ford on the End of American Involvement in Vietnam.
Nixon and Watergate.
8: New York Times Co. v. United States.
9: Nixon's Second Inaugural Address.
10: United States v. Nixon.
11: Watergate Tape Transcript.
12: Nixon's Resignation Address.
13: Ford's Remarks on Assuming the Presidency.
14: Ford on Granting Pardon to Nixon.
The Cold War and the Middle East.
15: Documents Relating to Normalization of Relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China.
16: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
17: Jackson-Vanik Amendment.
18: President Jimmy Carter's Notre Dame Commencement Address.
19: Camp David Accords.
20: Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.
21: SALT II.
22: Ayatollah Khomeini on “The Great Satan”.
Domestic Affairs.
23: Twenty-Sixth Amendment.
24: The “Powell Memo”: Attack on the Free Enterprise System.
25: Equal Rights Amendment.
26: United States v. United States District Court.
27: Title IX.
28: Furman v. Georgia.
29: Roe v. Wade.
30: American Indian Movement—National Operational Goal.
31: Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974.
32: President Gerald Ford on the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
33: Buckley v. Valeo.
34: Church Committee Report on Foreign Assassinations (Excerpt).
35: Gregg v. Georgia.
36: President Ford on the US Bicentennial.
37: Barbara Jordan's Keynote Address at the 1976 Democratic National Convention.
38: Ronald Reagan's Speech at the 1976 Republican National Convention.
39: Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Address.
40: Harvey Milk's “Hope Speech”.
41: Regents of the University of California v. Bakke.
42: Carter's “Crisis of Confidence” Speech.
Environmental Developments.
43: On the Establishment of the EPA and NOAA.
44: Clean Water Act.
45: Endangered Species Act.
46: Carter's Address to the Nation on Energy.
47: On the Three Mile Island Incident.
Science and Technology.
48: Bill Gates' Letter to Hobbyists.
49: Voyager Spacecraft Golden Record.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.