President Nixon
Born January 9th 1913, President Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States, but was first the 36th Vice President. Nixon was the only president to ever resign from office. He knew he was going to be impeached, so rather than face that he took resignation. He was president from 1969 to 1974. He died April 22nd 1994.
Nixon’s father and mother were Francis and Hannah. He was born in a house built by his father in Yorba Linda. Richards’s early life was marked by hardships. Two of his brothers died before he was 21 and his family's ranch failed in 1922. The Nixon’s then moved to Whittier California, the home of his mother's relatives

John Travolta

John was one of six children born to Helen Travolta and Salvatore Travolta. John grew up in Englewood New Jersey where his father owned a tire repair shop. Travolta appeared in a local production of "Who'll Save the Plowboy?” His mother enrolled him in a drama school in New York, where he studied voice, dancing and acting. He decided to combine all three of these skills and become a musical comedy performer. At 16 he landed his first professional job in a summer stock production of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie". At 16 he quit school and moved to New York where he regularly worked summer stock and on television commercials. An opening in the New York production of "Grease" gave him his first Broadway role at age 18.
John Travolta’s first gained his fame as Vinnie Barbarino on the T.V series “welcome back, Kotter” in 1975. In 1977 he starred in the disco blockbuster “Saturday Night Fever”. He languished in the 1980s but made his comeback with “look who’s talking” in 1889 and “Pulp Fiction” in 1994.

The jackson5
The Jackson 5 was a five man team including; Jackie Jackson born 1951, Tito Jackson born 1953, Jermaine Jackson born 1954, Marlon Jackson born 1957, and finally the famous Michael Jackson born in 1958. These were five of the nine children born to the Jackson family. When their father, Joe Jackson, discovered they had talent, he dedicated his and their time to molding them into a well rehearsed group. They first started their journey to fame with talent shows, and openings to bills which led them to places like the Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, Where they won an amateur-night competition in 1967. The Jackson 5 wound up at Motown through the importuning of Bobby Taylor, a performer and producer who caught their act at Chicago's regal nightclub.
The incredible Michael Jackson was the heart and energy of the Jackson 5. At only six years old he was charismatic and full of vitality Michael Jackson studied the moves of the masters their onstage choreography, how they phrased a song, the way they worked a crowd. His heroes and tutors included James Brown, Sam and Dave, Jack Wilson, Etta James and his older brother, Jermaine, who himself was a disciple of Marvin Gaye. Their tenure at Motown continued until the mid-Seventies, by which time they'd begun to turn their attention to the emerging disco movement with hits like "Dancing Machine". Moving to Epic, the Jackson 5 shortened their name to the Jackson's.

Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez was a Mexican-American labor leader who fought for the rights of migrant farm workers in the 1970’s. The farm work these migrants did was often dangerous, as it involved the use of toxic pesticides. He founded a group that advocates the rights of farm workers to improve conditions of work, and increase wages. He organized nationwide strikes and boycotts.
Cesar was born March 31, 1927 and died April 23, 1993. He was born in San Luis Arizona. His parents, Librado and Juana, owned a farm and a store. When Cesar was 10 years old, his parents lost the farm during the great depression and were forced to become migrant farm workers. Cesar worked part time with his parents in the field until he graduated from the 8th grade, at which point he worked full time. This was necessary because of an injury his father suffered in a car accident.


Rocky 1976
A huge motion picture that inspired millions.
Star Wars
One of the highest paid movies.
Was super popular with the younger generation.
Stephen King
filled the hearts of americans with fear
Pink Floyd
Was an english rock band that inspired the hearts of americans by their psychedelic music.​
Mario Andretti
An Italian-American race car driver was one of the most successful drivers in the world.

Bob Marley
Was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician.
Corvette Stingray
Was one of the many types of muscle cars in the 1970's.
Earth Day 1970
A way to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment.
A enre of dance music whose popularity peaked during the middle to late 1970s.
Grease 1978
Directed by Randal Kleiser. With John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer.
A white, odorless, bitter compound,that is derived from morphine and is a highly addictive.
Is n American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California.
A plant that rock bands and americans smoked to get a better high than cigarettes.
Jimmy Carter
Served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
Bob Barker
Is an American former televison game show host.
Is a live late-night televison sketch comedy.
Were a very popular hairstyle witht he African Americans.
Wild Cherry
Was a funk/rock band which had a great success during 1976 with the funk song "Play That Funky Music."
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Is an american rock band that formed in New York City in 1972, the first band to paint their faces at every show they did.
gerald_ford.jpg Gerald Ford
Was the 38th president of the United States served from 1974 to 1977.
evaluation of the era
the 1970's was a time of disco music drugs women and Mexican rights and the end of the Vietnam war, Disco and Rock are the main thing people listened to back in the 70's either listened to wild cherry "play that funky music" or listened to journey "don't stop be" liven regardless of what you listened to both groups usually did drugs from heroine to weed. Women and Mexicans finally got more equal rights and were influenced by the movement of African Americans during the 1960's.
Works Cited
Baughman, Judith, and Richard Layman. American Decades: 1970-1979. N.p.: Gale Cengage, 1995. Print.
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Napoli, Tony. Our Century 1970-1980. N.p.: Globe Fearon, 1989. Print.
Pendergast, Sara, and Tom Pendergast. Bowling, Beatnikes, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America. N.p.: UXL, 2002. Print.
Stewart, Gail. A Cultural History of the United States Through the Decades - The 1970s. N.p.: Lucent Books, 1998. Print.