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From 1970 to 1979

-1971 Massive air strikes against North Viet Nam
-1972 Supplemental Security Income Act (though no payments until 1974)
-1972 Nixon & Mao talk in Beijing -1973 Nixon claimed "peace with honor" and began pulling troops out -1973 draft ended
-1973 Vice President Agnew resigns, Ford named new VP and "Watergate" came to light
-1974 March, Nixon resigns, President Ford gives him a full pardon
-1974 Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act
-1975 last troop pull-out from Viet Nam
-1979 Americans held hostage in Iran at US Embassy


1970
Best Picture: "Patton"
Best Actor: George C Scott
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson
Supporting Actor: John Mills
Supporting Actress: Helen Hayes
Director: Franklin Schaffner
Others: "Love Story," "M*A*S*H," "The Great White Hope," "Little Big Man," "Airport"


1971
Best Picture: "The French Connection"
Best Actor: Gene Hackman
Best Actress: Jane Fonda
Supporting Actor: Ben Johnson
Supporting Actress: Cloris Leachman
Director: William Friedkin
Others: "Clockwork Orange," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Klute," "The Last Picture Show"


1972
Best Picture: "The Godfather"
Best Actor: Marlow Brando
Best Actress: Liza Minnelli
Supporting Actor: Joel Grey
Supporting Actress: Eileen Heckart
Director: Bob Fosse
Others: "Cabaret," "Sounder," Pete n' Tillie," "Deliverance"


1973
Best Picture: "The Sting"
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson
Supporting Actor: John Houseman
Supporting Actress: Tatum O'Neal
Director: George Roy Hill
Others: "American Graffiti," "A Touch of Class," "The Way We Were," "The Paper Chase"


1974
Best Picture: "The Godfather Part II"
Best Actor: Art Carney
Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn
Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro
Supporting Actress: Ingrid Bergman
Director: Francis Ford Coppolpa
Others: "Chinatown," "Lenny," "A Woman Under the Influence," "The Towering Inferno'


1975
Best Picture: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson
Best Actress: Louise Fletcher
Supporting Actor: George Burns
Supporting Actress: Lee Grant
Director: Milos Forman
Others: "The Sunshine Boys," "Shampoo," "Nashville," "Jaws"


1976
Best Picture: "Rocky"
Best Actor: Peter Finch
Best Actress: Faye Dunaway
Supporting Actor: Jason Robards
Supporting Actress: Beatrice Straight
Director: John G Avildsen
Others: "All the President's Men," "Taxi Driver," "Network," "Face to Face," "Carrie"


1977
Best Picture: "Annie Hall"
Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss
Best Actress: Diane Keaton
Supporting Actor: Jason Robards
Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave
Director: Woody Allen
Others: "The Goodbye Girl," "Star Wars," "Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind," "Saturday Night Fever"


1978
Best Picture: "The Deer Hunter"
Best Actor: Jon Voight
Best Actress: Jane Fonda
Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken
Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith
Director: Michael Cimino
Others: "Coming Home," "Heavan Can Wait," "The Buddy Holly Story," "Midnight Express"


1979
Best Picture: "Kramer vs Kramer"
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman
Best Actress: Sally Field
Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas
Supporting Actress: Meryl Steep
Director: Robert Benton
Others: "Apocalypse Now," Being There," "Norma Rae," "The China Syndrome," "All that Jazz"

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Major Events of the 70's:
1970 Kent State Massacre
1971 Pentagon Papers released
1972 Nixon visits China
1973 OPEC Oil Embargo
1974 Nixon resigns
1975 Saigon falls
1976 The Bicentennial Year
1977 Red Dye scare
1978 Jonestown Massacre
1979 Iran hostages


Some Popular Songs from the 70's:
"ABC" The Jackson 5
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Diana Ross
"American Woman" The Guess Who
"Bridge Over Troubled Waters" Simmon & Garfunkel
"Close to You" The Carpenters
"Cracklin' Rosie" Neil Diamond
"Everybody is a Star" Sly and Family Stone
"Everything is Beautiful" Ray Stevens
"For You Blue" The Beatles
"I'll be There" The Jackson 5
"Knock 3 Times" Dawn
"Let it Be" The Beatles
"The Long and Winding Road" The Beatles
"Make it With You" Bread
"Mama Told Me" Three Dog Night
"My Sweet Lord" George Harrison
"Rain Drops Keep Fallin' on My Head" BJ Thomas
"Thank You" Sly and the Family Stone
"The Love You Save" The Jackson 5
"The Tears of a Clown" Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
"War" Edwin Starr

Others: "Band of Gold,"
"Be My Baby,"
"All Right Now,"
"Black Magic Woman,"
"Candida,"
"Cecilia,"
"Fire and Rain,"
"Get Ready,",br> "Give Me Just a Little More Time,"
"Green-eyed Lady,"
"Gypsy Woman,"
"Hey There Lonely Girl,"
"Hitchin'a Ride,",br> "I Hear You Knockin',"
"If You Could Read My Mind,"
"In the Summertime,"
"Lonely Days,"
"Love on a Two-Way Street,"
"One Less Bell to Answer,"
"Patches,"
"Rainy Night in Georgia,"
"Ride Captain Ride,"
"Rose Garden,"
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours,"
"Spirit in the Sky,"
"The Rapper,"
"Travelin' Band,"
"Turn Back the Hands of Time,"
and "We've Only Just Begun"

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