1970's

Iran Hostage Crisis Anniversary
Iran Hostage Crisis Anniversary (All Things Considered)
Iran Hostage Crisis Anniversary (Morning Edition: Part 2 of 3)
Hit Shows of the Seventies
Seventies Almanac
Super Seventies Photo Gallery
http://www.historychannel.com/ Click on The Century, The American Timeline
http://www.casagordita.com/70s.htm Mary Mac's Seventies Page
Smokey Joe's Cafe - Their Music in History 1950 - 1990
Flashback to the Seventies
A Nasty looking page devoted to the Seventies
History of Platform Shoes
Yahoo Index: American History 1970s
Captain Fly's Guide to Blaxploitation Movies
Hugo Award Winners from the 1970s
The Voice in the Seventies
DeeT's 70s Page
Seventies Retrospective
Women's Liberation 60's & 70's
Automotive History: 1970
Life Pictures
20th Century History - 1970's
Watergate 25 years-The Washington Post
Comic Books of the 70's
American Studies Web  
Life Covers

Watergate
Watergate - The Washington Post
offers a 25-year retrospective from the newspaper that broke the story. The site includes archival materials, interviews with the principals, and links to other official and unofficial resources. No discussion of Watergate should omit the Post's involvement and perspective.
Watergate and the Constitution - The National Archives offers this presentation of key documents dealing with the impeachment of Richard Nixon, along with other background information.
CNN Revisits Watergate - This CNN special site was also created as a 25th anniversary review. Similar in approach to the Post, but with some different content and resources.
The National On Watergate - Here's a retrospective on Nixon's downfall, created by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Interesting for its north-of-the-border perspective.
Malcolm Farnsworth's Watergate Site - Mr. Farnsworth is an Australian cyber-writer who has built a fairly complete collection of Watergate links and information. This site is particularly useful for its detailed chronology of events related to the Watergate scandal.

Vietnam
The American Experience: Vietnam
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/
"The Vietnam War ended when the Communists took Saigon. The end of the war left questions and issues that are still unanswered and unresolved. Vietnam ... a noble cause? a shameful venture? This television series [and Internet site] look back at a hard chapter in American history. Two and one-half million Americans fought in Vietnam and 58,000 Americans died there. Why? " This outstanding PBS site includes video clips from the TV series, a time line, maps, commentary, and primary source material such as presidential correspondence.

Battlefield Vietnam
http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam
Battlefield Vietnam, also a PBS site, focuses on three military topics: Guerrilla Tactics, Air War and The Siege at Khe Sanh. "Khe Sanh was one of the most remote outposts in Vietnam, but by January 1968, even President Lyndon Johnson had taken a personal interest in the base. With Khe Sanh facing a full-scale siege by the North Vietnamese Army, the question was being asked: Should the base be held, or should it be quietly abandoned. 

The Fall of Saigon
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/saigon/
"Shortly after the North Vietnamese launched an aggressive military campaign in 1968, President Johnson recommended the halt of the bombing of North Vietnam. Five years later, President Nixon signed the cease fire agreement ending U.S. military involvement in Vietnam." This collection of twenty articles from the New York Times archive is enriched with audio clips, maps, a photo slide show, an interactive quiz and lesson plans for teachers.

The Vietnam War
http://ds.dial.pipex.com/leuhusen/nam/intro.htm
"This site does not try to document the entire history of the Vietnam War but is intended as a picture essay, illustrating some of the incredible conditions under which soldiers from both sides lived, fought, played and ultimately died." Created by Swedish researcher Peter Leuhusen, this site features the compelling war photography of Tim Page. The photos are divided into Machines, Faces, Hippies, Under Fire and Life & Sorrow. Thumbnails of the entire collection can be found under Site Map.

The Virtual Wall
http://thevirtualwall.org
"The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was initially conceived with one overriding purpose -- to bring long overdue honor and recognition to the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in Vietnam. Because so many veterans met with ridicule and contempt upon returning home, it was hoped that the Memorial would he a place where that injustice could at long last be rectified." Now The Wall That Heals has come to the Web. Via the Virtual Wall, you can view the Memorial panel by panel. And best of all, you can zoom in to a specific veteran to add an audio, photo or written remembrance. Wow!

 

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