Primary Source Documents
bullet 1969-1989: Diplomacy of Detente and the Waning of the Cold War
bullet 1970s Ads - Google Image search results
bullet The 1972 Presidential Campaign (American Museum of Moving Images)
bullet 1973 Energy Crisis - the 20th Anniversary (PowerPoint presentation-31 slides)
bullet The 1976 Presidential Campaign (American Museum of Moving Images)
bullet Affirmative Action and Diversity Project
bullet American Cultural History:  1970-1979
bullet Another Vietnam - Pictures of the War from the Other Side
bullet A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979)
bullet A Visual Journey:  The Photographs of Lisa Law (1965-1971)
bullet Blackout - Summer of '77
bullet "The Christian Coalition (Part II)" - lecture by Prof. Terry Matthews (Wake Forest Univ.)
bullet Chronology of the Equal Rights Amendment:  1923-1996
bullet Chronology on the History of Slavery and Racism:  1830-end
bullet "The Civil Rights Era" (LOC)
bullet Civil Rights Movement (Spartacus)
bullet Civil Rights Veterans
bullet Claudia Alta (Lady Bird) Taylor Johnson (National First Ladies' Library)
bullet Cold War International History Project
bullet The Cold War Museum
bullet Cold War Policies:  1945-1991
bullet Cold War Timeline (Wikipedia)
bullet The Court-Martial of Lt. Calley Documents
bullet Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement.
bullet Documents on the War in Vietnam:  1945-1975
bullet Elizabeth Bloomer Warren Ford (National First Ladies' Library)
bullet Environmental History Timeline
bullet The Equal Rights Amendment
bullet Executive Orders - President Carter
bullet Executive Orders - President Ford
bullet Executive Orders - President Nixon
bullet Fashion Images of the 70s
bullet The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers'Struggle
bullet From Swastika to Jim Crow - (Frontline PBS series)
bullet General Images of The 1970s - Google Image search results
bullet Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum
bullet Gerald R. Ford - POTUS site
bullet Gerald R. Ford - Miller Institute, University of Virginia
bullet Gerald R. Ford Job Approval Chart - Wall Street Journal
bullet Hearst, Soliah, and the SLA [Symbionese Liberation Army]
bullet Herblock's History:  Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millenium
bullet Historical Census Browser:   1970
bullet "I Am Not a Crook!" - Herblock's cartoons on Watergate
bullet Illusion and Delusion--The Watergate Decade in Photographs
bullet The Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island:  1969-1971
bullet Investigating the Vietnam War (Spartacus)
bullet Jimmy Carter (American Experience, PBS)
bullet Jimmy Carter - POTUS site
bullet Jimmy Carter - Miller Institute, University of Virginia
bullet Jimmy Carter Job Approval Chart - Wall Street Journal
bullet Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
bullet Jonestown:  The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (The American Experience, PBS)
bullet "Kissinger and Détente" - Peter Van Der Maas
bullet Labor History Timeline: 1648-2005
bullet The Leonard Peltier Case (1977)
bullet Love Canal Collection
bullet Major Events in:  1970    1971    1972    1973    1974    1975    1976    1977    1978    1979
bullet Map-->"The Cold War:  1960-1991"
bullet Map-->"President Nixon's China Tour" (interactive)
bullet Map-->"Wars and Atrocities in the Fourth Quarter of the 20c:  1975-2000"
bullet Map-->"Wars and Atrocities in the Third Quarter of the 20c:  1950-1975"
bullet May 4 Collection, Kent State Libraries
bullet Meltdown at Three-Mile Island (The American Experience series on PBS)
bullet "Modernism and Abstraction" - art works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
bullet My Lai Courts-Martial, 1970
bullet The National Archives Learning Curve | Cold War
bullet The Nixon Tapes: Secret Recordings from the Nixon White House
bullet Nixon's China Game (The American Experience PBS series)
bullet NuclearFiles.org - many documents
bullet "One Nation, Indivisible" - Herblock's political cartoons on the Key Issues of the 1970s
bullet Payoff to the Vice President, 1971 (Eyewitness to History)
bullet The Peoples' Century:  Boomtime (1945-1973) - PBS
bullet Photo Tour of the Civil Rights Movement (Seattle Times)
bullet Presidential Election Results (map & stats) --  1972     1976
bullet Presidential Impeachment Proceedings - Richard Nixon
bullet "The Religious Right and The Christian Coalition" - lecture by Prof. Terry Matthews (Wake Forest Univ.)
bullet Return with Honor:  American POWs in North Vietnam (The American Experience PBS series)
bullet Richard M. Nixon - POTUS site
bullet Richard M. Nixon - Miller Institute, University of Virginia
bullet The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace
bullet The Richard Nixon Audio/Video Archive
bullet Rosalynn Eleanor Smith Carter (National First Ladies' Library)
bullet Seventies Almanac
bullet Thelma Catherine (Pat) Ryan Nixon (National First Ladies' Library)
bullet The Trial of Patty Hearst (1976)
bullet The Vietnam Center and Archive (Texas Tech University)
bullet Vietnam Online (The American Experience PBS series)
bullet The Vietnam War Declassification Project
bullet Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation
bullet Vietnam Women Veterans
bullet Watergate Break-in--FBI Investigations - FBI Freedom of Information Act original documents
bullet The Watergate Story - Washington Post site
bullet Watergate Timeline
bullet Weather Underground Organization (Weatherman) - FBI Freedom of Information Act original documents
bullet When Nixon Met Elvis (National Archives)
bullet World Wide Watergate

 
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bullet 1940-90:  Budget Deficits, 1940-1990 - chart
bullet 1940-95:  US military (national defense) outlays, 1940-95
bullet 1945-90:  Defense Expenditures, Armed Forces Strength - chart
bullet 1950-85:  Women in the Workforce, 1950-1985 - chart
bullet 1960-72:  U.S. Troop Levels in Vietnam, 1960-1972 - chart
bullet 1960-85:  American Birthrate, 1960-1985 - chart
bullet 1960-90:  Consumer Price Index, 1960-1990 - chart
bullet 1969-1972:  Chart showing the withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam
bullet 1970:  1970 Economic Statistics - Economy & Prices
bullet 1970:  Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia - President Nixon
bullet 1970:  Clean Air Act
bullet 1970:  “A Clear Signal to Officials of the White South - ‘Go Back to Your Old Ways’”- Vernon Jordan Argues Against the Nixon Administration’s Voting Rights Proposal
bullet 1970:  Department of State, U.S. Embassy Cables on the Election of  Salvador Allende and Efforts to Block his Assumption
bullet 1970:  Environmental Policy Act
bullet 1970:  Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon Shake Hands in the Oval Office after a private meeting - photo (12/21)
bullet 1970:  Equal Rights Demonstration - photo
bullet 1970:  The Gay Liberation Front, Come Out
bullet 1970:  “The Higher, the Fewer” - Discrimination Against Women in Academia
bullet 1970:  "It's the Real Thing for SEAsia" - political poster
bullet 1970:  Letter from Elvis Presley to President Nixon (12/21)
bullet 1970:  Letter from President Nixon to Elvis Presley (12/31)
bullet 1970:  NSC, Options Paper on Chile (NSSM 97), 11/3
bullet 1970:  Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (3/7)
bullet 1970:  Occupational Safety and Health Act
bullet 1970:  “The Only Good Pig Is a Dead Pig” - A Black Panther Paper Editor Explains a Political Cartoon
bullet 1970:  President Nixon's Speech Justifying the Bombing of Cambodia (4/30)
bullet 1970:  Pulitzer Prize photo of the Shooting at Kent State (5/4)
bullet 1970:  Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, 729 U.N.T.S. 161, entered into force (3/5)
bullet 1970:  "U. S. Imperialism" - political cartoon in a Black Panther newspaper
bullet 1970:  “We Must Destroy the Capitalistic System Which Enslaves Us” - Stokely Carmichael Advocates Black Revolution
bullet 1970:  "'Women's Liberation' Aims to Free Men Too" - Gloria Steinam in The Washington Post (6/7)
bullet 1970-76:  Chile and the United States Declassified Documents relating to the Military Coup (21 documents)
bullet 1971-78:  Various Documents on "The Path to Watergate"
bullet 1971:  Economic Statistics for 1971 - Economy & Prices
bullet 1971:  26th. Amendment to the U. S. Constitution
bullet 1971:  Cohen v. California - issue of indecent speech
bullet 1971:  Congressman Ron Dellums House Committee Hearings on War Crimes in Vietnam (4/25)
bullet 1971:  Democratic Republic of [North] Vietnam Peace Proposal (6/26)
bullet 1971:  "I Want Out!" - political poster
bullet 1971:  Lemon v. Kurtzman - government aid to church-related schools
bullet 1971:  New York Times Co. v. United States
bullet 1971:  Peace Proposal of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Viet Nam (7/1)
bullet 1971:  Reed v. Reed
bullet 1971:  Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
bullet 1971:  A Veteran Speaks--Against the War - Bob Muller, Vietnam Veterans Against the War Presented at a meeting of the Student Assembly of Columbia University Student Assembly (July 23)
bullet 1971:  Vietnam Veterans Against the War Statement by John Kerry to the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations (4/23)
bullet 1971-1973:  Tracking the President's Opponents - several different original documents
bullet 1971-1973:  Watergate trial conversations - Nixon Library (35 tapes)
bullet 1972:  1972 Economic Statistics - Economy & Prices
bullet 1972:  "5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats' Office Here" - Alfred E. Lewis in The Washington Post (6/18)
bullet 1972:  "Bug Suspect Got Campaign Funds" - Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward in The Washington Post (8/1)
bullet 1972:  Democratic Party Platform          Republican Party Platform          Libertarian Party Platform
bullet 1972:  E. R. A. unratified amendment
bullet 1972:  Furman v. Georgia -- issue of the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment
bullet 1972:  Joint U.S.-China communique Issued at Shanghai at the Conclusion of President Nixon's trip to China (2/27)
bullet 1972:  Lemon v. Kurtzman
bullet 1972:  Letter from Jackie Robinson to President Nixon (4/20)
bullet 1972:  "Mitchell Controlled Secret GOP Fund" - Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward in The Washington Post (9/29)
bullet 1972:  "Nixon the Man" - Nixon campaign ad
bullet 1972:  "Nixon Wins Landslide Victory; Democrats Hold Senate, House; McGovern Admits Defeat; President Calls for Harmony" - David S. Broder in The Washington Post (11/8)
bullet 1972:  The First Shanghai Communiqué (2/27)
bullet 1972:  Wisconsin v. Yoder -- issue of compulsory education
bullet 1973:  1973 Economic Statistics - Economy & Prices
bullet 1973:  "3 Top Nixon Aides, Kleindienst Out; President Accepts Full Responsibility; Richardson Will Conduct New Probe" - Laurence Stern and Haynes Johnson in The Washington Post (5/1)
bullet 1973:  "Boycott Grapes: Support the United Farm Workers Union" - political poster
bullet 1973:  "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" - song & lyrics by Buffy Sainte-Marie
bullet 1973:  "Court Battle Set as Nixon Defies Subpoenas" - Susanna McBee in The Washington Post (7/27)
bullet 1973:  "Dean Alleges Nixon Knew of Cover-up Plan" - Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward in The Washington Post (6/3)
bullet 1973:  Endangered Species Act
bullet 1973:  Enemies Lists - President Nixon
bullet 1973:  First Address to the Nation About the Watergate Investigations - President Nixon
bullet 1973:  Gerald Ford, House Minority Leader's letter to President Nixon suggesting VP replacements for Spiro Agnew (10/11)
bullet 1973:  "Haig Tells of Theories on Erasure" - George Lardner, Jr. in The Washington Post (12/7)
bullet 1973:  "Haldeman, Intensely Loyal, Key to Access to Nixon" - Edward Walsh in The Washington Post (5/1)
bullet 1973:  Hess v. Indiana -- issue of the "incitement test"
bullet 1973:  "I'm not a crook." - President Nixon - Washington Post (11/18)          (YouTube video)
bullet 1973:  Letter from President Nixon to President Thieu of the Republic of Vietnam (1/5)
bullet 1973:  Miller v. California
bullet 1973: "Nixon Forces Firing of Cox; Richardson, Ruckelshaus Quit President Abolishes Prosecutor's Office; FBI Seals Records" - Carroll Kilpatrick in The Washington Post (10/21)
bullet 1973:  Nixon puppet, by Larry N. Frost, Denver, Colorado - photo
bullet 1973:  Nixon's first speech on Watergate (4/30)
bullet 1973:  Paris Peace Accords excerpts (1/27)
bullet 1973:  Richard Nixon's "Peace With Honor" Speech (1/23)
bullet 1973:  "President Refuses to Turn Over Tapes; Ervin Committee, Cox Issue Subpoenas;  Action Sets Stage for Court Battle on Powers Issue - Carroll Kilpatrick in The Washington Post (7/24)
bullet 1973:  "President Taped Talks, Phone Calls; Lawyer Ties Ehrlichman to Payments; Principal Offices Secretly Bugged Since Spring 1971" - Lawrence Meyer in The Washington Post (7/17)
bullet 1973:  "Pressure for Impeachment Mounting" - Jules Witcover in The Washington Post (10/21)
bullet 1973:  Rehabilitation Act
bullet 1973:  Roe v. Wade (1/22)
bullet 1973:  Second Address to the Nation About the Watergate Investigations - President Nixon
bullet 1973:  Second Inaugural Address of Richard M. Nixon
bullet 1973:  Text of Letter From President Nixon to Sam Ervin Rejecting a Request for Tapes - The Washington Post (7/24)
bullet 1973:  Vice President Agnew's Letter of Resignation (10/10) and President Nixon's Response
bullet 1973:  War Powers Act (11/7)
bullet 1973:  "We Remember Wounded Knee" - political poster
bullet 1974:  1974 Economic Statistics - Economy & Prices
bullet 1974:  "A Passion for the Covert: The Response to the Threat of Discovery" - editorial by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward in The Washington Post (8/9)
bullet 1974:  Address to the Nation Announcing Answer to the House Judiciary Committee Subpoena for Additional Presidential Tape Recordings - President Nixon
bullet 1974:  Address to the Nation Announcing His Resignation - President Nixon
bullet 1974:  Articles of Impeachment Against President Nixon (7/27)
bullet 1974:  "Attica" - political poster
bullet 1974:  Brezhnev - Kissinger talks (3/25)
bullet 1974:  Charges Against Richard Nixon - House Judiciary Committee Report
bullet 1974:  Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (D-TX) testifies on "the nature of impeachment"  (7/25)
bullet 1974:  "Court Orders Nixon to Yield Tapes; President Promises to Comply Fully;  Justices Reject Privilege Claim in 8-to-0 Ruling" - John P. MacKenzie in The Washington Post (7/25)
bullet 1974:  Farewell Address - President Nixon
bullet 1974:  Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974
bullet 1974:  Front page of The New York Times Announcing President Nixon's Resignation (8/8)
bullet 1974:  Memorandum to Leon Jaworski concerning factors to be considered in deciding whether to prosecute Richard M. Nixon for obstruction of justice (8/9) - page 1      page 2
bullet 1974:  "Nixon Debated Paying Blackmail, Clemency;  'Keep Cap on Bottle' - Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in The Washington Post (5/1)
bullet 1974:  "Nixon Resigns" - Carroll Kilpatrick in The Washington Post (8/9)
bullet 1974:  Peanuts cartoon on energy conservation
bullet 1974:  President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4311, Granting a Pardon to Richard Nixon (8/8)
bullet 1974:  President Ford's TV speech announcing his pardoning of Richard Nixon
bullet 1974:  President Nixon's letter resigning the Presidency (8/9)
bullet 1974:  President Nixon's Resignation Speech (8/8)
bullet 1974:  Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act
bullet 1974:  "The Resignation of the President" - The Washington Post editorial for 8/9
bullet 1974:  Safe Drinking Water Act
bullet 1974:  Spence vs. Washington -- issue of the improper use of the American flag
bullet 1974:  Trade Act of 1974 (excerpts)
bullet 1974:  "We Will Be a City Upon a Hill" speech - Ronald Reagan at the First Conservative Political Action Conference (1/25)
bullet 1975:  1975 Economic Statistics - Economy & Prices
bullet 1975:  American Evacuation of Saigon (photo)
bullet 1975:  The Evacuation of Saigon
bullet 1975:  Executive Session Testimony on Kennedy-Castro Dialogue (7/10)
bullet 1975:  Goss v. Lopez - issue of due process rights of students
bullet 1975:   National Security Council, Disarray in Chile Policy (7/1)
bullet 1975:  Page Law
bullet 1975:  President Ford's First State of the Union Address
bullet 1975:  School Integration in Boston Report by the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights (162 pages)
bullet 1975:  "Southie Won't Go" - Ione Malloy
bullet 1975-76:  Church Committee Reports on the Assassination of Foreign Leaders
bullet 1975-76:  Various Documents on "Bicentennial America"      (additional documents)
bullet 1975-78:  Various Documents on the "Path to Watergate"      (additional documents)
bullet 1976:  1976 Economic Statistics - Economy & Prices
bullet 1976:  Buckley v. Valeo -- issue of campaign finance reform and the First Amendment
bullet 1976:  Democratic Convention Keynote Address:  "Who Then Will Speak for the Common Good?: - Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, NYC (7/12)
bullet 1976:  Democratic Party Platform          Republican Party Platform
bullet 1976:  "Essence" - Jimmy Carter campaign ad
bullet 1976:  First Carter-Ford Presidential Debate (9/23)
bullet 1976:  Gregg v. Georgia - legality of the death penalty
bullet 1976:  "I'm Feeling Good About America" - Gerald R. Ford campaign song
bullet 1976:  Jimmy Carter campaigning for President, speaks of growing up behind "an invisible wall of racial segregation," Los Angeles, CA (6/1)
bullet 1976:  President Ford's Second State of the Union Address
bullet 1976:  Proclamation 4417 - President Ford on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II
bullet 1976:  Republican Party Platform of 1976
bullet 1976:  Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
bullet 1976:  Second Carter-Ford Presidential Debate (10/6)
bullet 1976:  Third Carter-Ford Presidential Debate (10/22)
bullet 1976:  "To Restore America" speech- Ronald Reagan (3/31)
bullet 1976:  Toxic Substances Control Act
bullet 1976:  Various Documents on Bicentennial America
bullet 1976:  Washington v. Davis -- issue of unconstitutional discrimination
bullet 1977:  1977 Economic Statistics - Economy & Prices
bullet 1977:  Arlington Heights v. MHDC -- issue of unconstitutional discrimination in police testing
bullet 1977:  Carter-Brezhnev Letters (January-February)
bullet 1977:  Clean Water Act
bullet 1977:  "Human Rights and Foreign Policy" - speech by President Carter
bullet 1977:  Hyde Amendment
bullet 1977:  Inaugural Address of Jimmy Carter
bullet 1977:  Ingraham v. Wright -- issue of corporal punishment of students
bullet 1977:  Moore v. East Cleveland -- issue of the definition of a "family"
bullet 1977:  Mt. Healthy School District v Doyle -- issue of free speech rights of public employees
bullet 1977:  "The New Republican Party" - Ronald Reagan speech at the 4th. annual CPAC Convention (2/6)
bullet 1977:  President Ford's Third State of the Union Address
bullet 1977:  "Rejecting Gender-Free Equality" - Phyllis Schlafly
bullet 1978:  1978 Economic Statistics - Economy & Prices
bullet 1978:  Camp David Accords
bullet 1978:  The Civil Service Reform Act
bullet 1978:  Exchange of Letters at Camp David between President Carter and Begin and Sadat (9/17)
bullet 1978:  Independent Counsel Law
bullet 1978:  Jimmy Carter signs House of Representative Resolution for Equal Rights Amendment
bullet 1978:  Panama Canal Treaty
bullet 1978:  Penn Central v. New York City -- issue of the takings of private property
bullet 1978:  President Carter's First State of the Union Address
bullet 1978:  President Carter's remarks on the signing of the Airline Deregulation Act (10/24)
bullet 1978:  Presidential Records Act
bullet 1978:  Proposition 13 (California - tax reform)
bullet 1978:  Regents of the University of California v. Bakke  
bullet 1978:  Unratified amendment to the U. S. Constitution brochure - voring rights in D. C. - League of Women Voters
bullet 1979:  1979 Economic Statistics - Economy & Prices
bullet 1979:  American Hostages in Iran
bullet 1979:  The Black Woman and the Women's Movement - Michele Wallace
bullet 1979:  Jimmy Carter's "Malaise" Speech (7/15)
bullet 1979:  Memo to President on Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan - Zbigniew Brzezinski (12/29) - page 1   2   3  4  5
bullet 1979:  National Labor Relations Board v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago - religion and labor relations
bullet 1979:  President Carter's Second State of the Union Address
bullet 1979:  "The Passionless Presidency:  The Trouble with Jimmy Carter's Administration" - James Fallows in The Atlantic Monthly (May)
bullet 1979:  The Report of the Presidential Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (178 pages)
bullet 1979:  Second Shanghai Communiqué (1/1)
bullet 1979:  Three Mile Island (photo)

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