In early 1973, President Richard Nixon oversaw the end of the Vietnam War, and his predecessor Lyndon B. Johnson died. It seemed like the tumultuous 1960s had at last come to an end – but not quite yet. There was one more significant commotion for Americans to endure before they could get on with the new decade, the Watergate affair, which resulted in the first time an American president resigned. When the unelected Gerald R. Ford was sworn in, he declared, “Our long national nightmare is over.” The 1970s were underway, in earnest.
In this week’s podcast I talk about the way in which traditional American values began to change and the impact they had on the nation. Click on the podcast link to listen, or go to Anchor.fm/rebeccapricejanney.