In 1979 an accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power plant resulted in a potential nuclear meltdown * In the 1970s, this incident represented the concern and ongoing debate over the role of atomic energy
1972 – Nixon went to china and established diplomatic relations
1975 North Vietnam broke the peace agreement and south Vietnam fell to communist * Made the Vietnam war pointless * In response to the Vietnam war, the war powers act of 1973 sought to limit the power of the President to use military power
1973 – Roe v. Wade established the right of a woman to have an abortion * Supreme court ruled to terminate the pregnancy.
Due to the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon