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Wall StreetStreet located in the lower Manhattan area of New York, serves as the home of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).Questions:Begin to brainstorm (3) events, people, or cultural moments from the 1970s that you feel you understand before this unit. List them below, and share one thing you know.●NASA’s Apollo 13 Mission - originally fails due to oxygen tank problems and an explosion, successfully returns to Earth as a rescue mission (abandons original plan)●Watergate Scandal - major political scandal following a burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters (later causing Nixon to be the first president to resign)●Beginning of Microsoft - created by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, cultural shift into the generation of technologyWhat is (1) event, person, or cultural moment you want to learn more about? Why?●One major event that we would like to learn more about is the Oil Crisis of 1973. We are curious about how it affected major countries, its cause, and in the end how it was resolved. This topic is interesting to us because oil is still an issue today and we want to know how this event of the past is still affecting today’s present.
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