Cult killings like the Manson Family murders and serial killers such as The Zodiac, The Hillside Strangler, John Wayne Gacy and the Son of Sam have the nation gripped in fear as crime and murder dramatically rise throughout the decade.
A raging recession and rising inflation doom Gerald Fords presidency, but Jimmy Carter's following administration suffers through the same economic strife as well as a crippling energy crisis and the Iranian hostage crisis.
The Women's Liberation Movement sweeps the country in the 70's. Women gain an improved empowerment with the Equal Rights Amendment. And a sexual revolution changes women's roles in sexual freedom's, birth control and relationships.
Global terrorism is on the rise and is brought to every home in America through ever increasing media coverage. The Weather Underground, Symbionese Liberation Army, hijackings and the attacks at the 72' Olympic Games in Munich are covered.
The music scene of the 70's explodes with new sounds and style thanks to the emergence of a wealth of talented musicians coming into their own. Also, The Beatles breakup but they all remain successful with solo careers.