Kent State killings – In April of 1970, police fired into an angry crowd of college students at Kent State University. Four students were killed and many others were wounded. The students were protesting against Nixon ordering U.S. troops invasion of Cambodia without consulting Congress.
EPA – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was also created to protect nature in 1970.
Détente – At a speech at American University, Washington DC in June 1963, the president urged American to abandon a view of the USSR as a devil-ridden land filled with fanatics and instead to deal with the world as it is. This lay the foundations for “détente,” French for “relaxation.”