Chapter 29 Reading Guide: A Time of Upheaval (1968-1974)

Chapter 29 Reading Guide: A Time of Upheaval (1968-1974)
See the Concept Outline handout for all of Period 8 (1945-1989) Know all of these Key Terms and their
Significance – these all should be in your outlines and highlighted, Try to add these where they belong in the
Concept Outline
29.1 (907-919)
Young Americans for Freedom
Port Huron Statement
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Kent State
The New Left (and backlash to it)
Role of music of the 60s
“Summer of Love” (1967)
characteristics of the counterculture
Woodstock to Altamont
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Stonewall riot
Senator Eugene McCarthy
Tet Offensive (1968)
Assassinations (1968)
Democratic National Convention (Chicago)
Election of 1968
Gov. George C. Wallace
“silent majority”
29.2 (919-933)
Henry Kissinger
Vietnamization (Nixon Doctrine)
My Lai massacre
bombing of Cambodia
Khmer Rouge
War Powers Act (1973)
Paris Peace Talks
Nixon goes to China
Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT I)
Oil Embargo/OPEC
Shuttle Diplomacy
Salvador Allende
Daniel Ellsberg/The Pentagon Papers
The Southern Strategy
Swann vs Charlotte-Mecklenburg (1971)
Warren Burger
Spiro T. Agnew
George McGovern
Election of 1972
Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP)
Woodward and Bernstein
After reading the chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions.
Ch 29.1
1. How did the conduct of the Vietnam War affect American domestic affairs and how did
American domestic affairs affect the conduct of the war?
2. What was the Tet Offensive of 1968? How did it mark a turning point in the Vietnam conflict?
3. Analyze the origins, methods, and ambitions of the student movement of the 1960s. What was
its effect on American political, intellectual, and social institutions? Make sure you include the
SDS, Port Huron Statement and Free Speech Movement.
4. Why is 1968 considered a “crisis” year in American history? Identify at least three major
5. What were the social movements that blossomed in the 1970s?
6. Make a list of changes achieved in the social reform movements of the 1960s and 1970s that
were the legacy of the civil rights movement. Make sure to include Cesar Chavez, AIM,
Wounded Knee, and Stonewall.
7. What elements contributed to the women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s?
8. What factors contributed to the election of Richard Nixon in 1968?
Ch 29.2
What policies were adopted by the Nixon administration to get the U.S. out of the Vietnam War?
What was the legacy of Vietnam?
Summarize or list the elements of Nixon’s domestic agenda
What was the Republican Party’s “Southern Strategy”? Did it work?
What was the Watergate scandal and why did it lead to President Nixon’s resignation in 1974?
What effect did Nixon’s presidency have on domestic politics?