1969
1960s-1980s--Detente--gradual thawing of
relations between the US and USSR
1969--Apollo 11--Eagle lander lands on the moon
--Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
AIM occupies Alcatraz Island
US forces drop to 600,000+
Nixon Doctrine--slow disengagement and turning
over the war to the South Vietnamese Army
(ARVN)--“Vietnamization"
Cambodia bombing
1969-1974--Richard Nixon (R) elected; resigns
because of Watergate (1974)