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Brasen White Period 7 1. Détente-An easing of tensions between the United States and its two major Communist rivals, the Soviet Union and China. 2. Watergate Scandal-Was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s because of the June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters. 3. Apartheid-South African's systematic separation of the white and black race that led Congress in 1986 to pass an economic sanctions bill over Reagan's veto. 4. Jimmy Carter-A democratic candidate and elected in 1976 as a Washington "outsider" (1977 1981) He defeated Gerald Ford in 1976. 5. Panama Canal Treaty-The gradual return of the Panama Canal to the people and government of Panama. They provided for the transfer of canal ownership to Panama in 1999 and guaranteed its neutrality. 6. Camp David Accords-Peace talks between Egypt and Israel mediated by President Carter. Was signed by Israel's leader, Menachem Begin, and Egypt's leader, Anwar el-Sadat. 7. Iranian Revolution-a revolution against the shah of Iran led by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which resulted in Iran becoming an Islamic Republic with Khomeini as its leader.
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