Richard Nixon helps relations between the US and China by sending the Ping Pong team to the communist country. This is demonstrated in a 10 second, fictional clip, by Forrest Gump.
Détente is a French word meaning relaxing or easing. Détente is applied in a situation of increasing tension between nations. It is a way to find peace through Diplomacy without fighting. Détente was used during the Cold War in 1970′s and did reduce tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
At that time, the major world super powers of the USA, USSR and China, feared a Nuclear holocaust if the Cold War continued. Détente greatly calmed the tensions of the USA and USSR and encouraged more peace worldwide. Around 1989-1990 the Cold War ended, with Détente being finally successful.
Richard Nixon’s downfall of lying to the American people about his knowledge about the Watergate break in.
A look through images of the years of malaise preceding 1980 when the country was feeling poorly about itself.
How a bunch of college kids on a hockey team helped bring the United States out of the dreary 1970’s and into a new era.
Watergate in 45 minutes.
Map showing Nixon’s win against Humphrey and Wallace
The Tet Offensive was a military campaign during the Vietnam War that was launched on January 30, 1968 by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnam against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies. It was a campaign of surprise attacks that were launched against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam, during a period when no attacks were supposed to take place.
The operations are referred to as the Tet Offensive because there was a prior agreement to “cease fire” during the Tet Lunar New Year celebrations. Both North and South Vietnam announced on national radio broadcasts that there would be a two-day cease-fire during the holiday. Nonetheless, the Communists launched an attack that began during the early morning hours of 30 January 1968, the first day of Tet.
A brief documentary about the hippies of the 1960’s.
Part of the trouble for LBJ was that Americans were seeing the horrors of the Vietnam War on their televisions every night.
This song is a driving force of the factors that kept Lyndon Johnson from running for re-election in 1968.
A tragic day in American history when an American President is assassinated in front of our very own eyes.
JFK shows why our system is better than the Communist way in this memorable speech in West Berlin, Germany in 1963.
Lyndon B. Johnson helped lock up the 1964 Presidential Election over Barry Goldwater with the running of this iconic ad painting Goldwater as a war monger.
This debate sees television play a role in a campaign for the first time.
This amazing moment in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial in August of 1963 was Dr. King at his best. The last 3 minutes are not to be missed.