1970's Essay

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1970’s essay The 1970’s was a time of musical change and growth. The world saw the breakup of the Beatles, possibly the most popular band ever, and Elvis Presley. This was also a time for new types of music, Rock was born. Rock sprung up everywhere and came in a multitude of style such as: Punk rock, folk rock, hard rock, and soft rock. Some of the most popular Rock bands of the 70’s include: Aerosmith, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springstein, The Eagles, Billy Joel and even The Who. Music was everywhere and teens could not get enough of it, even though many adults didn’t like it. Even though Rock was a huge part of this Decade, Disco and Reggae were also very large in popularity. Although music was a huge part of this decade, seventies Art reflected a slowing refinement of some of the avent-garde trends that were popular in the sixties. Earth art became very popular and was promoted by artists such as Michael Helzer and obert Smithson. Illusionism also became huge in the art world during this time period with the help of artists such as the famous Andy Warhol and David Hockney. The 1970’s saw three different Presidents take office. Each one was uniquely different and each stood to help better the US. The first was President Nixon who took office from 1969-1974. During his term as president he succeeded in ending American involvement with Vietnam and improved the relations with the U.S.S.R. and China. Some of his other presidential accomplishments include new anticrime laws, a broad environmental program and the end of the draft. Following his presidency Ford took office from 1974-1977. This point in history was faced with unmanageable tasks including mastering inflation, reviving a depressed economy, solving chronic energy shortages, and trying to ensure world peace. To conclude the decade, they finished off with president James

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