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1

New Haven Black Panther trials

The panthers and the FBI both suffered damage to their reputations as a result of this 1970 trial.

2

Kent State shootings

After Nixon spreads the Vietnam conflict into Cambodia, protests at Kent State resulted in the shooting deaths of several students.

3

Hard Hat Riot

1970- 1,000 students protesting the Kent State shootings are attacked by anti-communist construction workers.

4

Henry Marrow

A black man violently murdered in a hate crime in 1970.

5

Rubén Salazar

A Mexican-American journalist killed by police in 1970. An instance of anti-Chicanoism at the time.

6

All in the Family

One of the most influential sitcoms, premiered in 1971. Dealt with very controversial issues.

7

Seabed Arms Control Treaty

Soviet Union and U.S. signed this 1971 treaty banning the placement of arms on seabeds.

8

Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

(1971) Upheld the constitutionality of busing to achieve desegregation.

9

Pentagon Papers

The New York Times published this 1971 report, detailing how the U.S. had bombed Cambodia and Laos, staged coastal raids on North Vietnam, and Marine Corps attacks, none of which were reported in the mainstream media.

10

New York Times Co. v. United States

(1971) Upheld the legality of the publishing of the Pentagon Papers.

11

Jim Morrison

Lead singer of the rock band "The Doors" who died of a drug overdose.

12

26th Amendment

Following waves of anti-war protests, this amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

13

Nixon Shock

1971, President Nixon declared the prohibition of the exchange between gold & dollars.

14

Attica Prison riot

Most important riot of the Prisoners Rights Movement, 1971. Many die.

15

Vietnamization

Nixon's Vietnam policy of forcing the brunt of the fighting on South Vietnamese troops, in an effort to bring American soldiers home.

16

Intel 4004

A 1971 invention of Intel which would revolutionize computer technology.

17

John Lennon

Known first as a member of The Beatles, then for his and his wife's peaceful anti-protest songs.

18

Shirley Chisholm

First African-American congresswoman ever, she made an unsuccessful, but historic, bid for the Democratic ticket in 1972.

19

1972 Nixon visit to China

An extremely important conference between Pres. Nixon and Mao Zedong, the end result was open trade with China.

20

Angela Davis

A 1960s counterculture radical and activist who proposed communism and Marxism.

21

The Godfather

Considered one of the all-time greatest films, released in 1972.

22

Biological Weapons Convention

1972, banned the use of biological weaponry.

23

SALT I

Treaty signed in 1972 between the U.S. and the USSR. This agreement limited the number of missiles in each nation and led to the SALT II discussions and a slowdown of the arms race between the two countries.

24

White House Plumbers

Name given to the special investigations committee established along with CREEP in 1971. Its job was to stop the leaking of confidential information to the public and press.

25

Furman v. Georgia

(1972) The arbitrary and inconsistent methods of carrying out capital punishment make it unconstitutional, placing a moratorium on the death penalty.

26

Jane Fonda

American actress who aroused controversy when she was photographed while touring in North Vietnam in 1972.

27

Tuskegee syphilis experiment

Study examined the progression of syphilis in black men without treatment, even until 1972 when a cure became available.

28

Thomas Eagleton

Briefly served as the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee in 1972 under McGovern after he stepped down following reports he had been treated for mental illness.

29

USS Kitty Hawk riot

A 1972 race riot which prompted congressional inquiry into the nature of race in the Navy.

30

United States presidential election, 1972

Nixon soundly defeats Democrat George McGovern.