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HIS 135 Week 5 CheckPoint Nixon’s Politics

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Week 5: CheckPoint: Nixon’s Politics Richard Nixon is one of our most famous presidents brought in during the Vietnam War (1969) serving only one term starting because of the Watergate scandal. Before the impeachment process could get started Richard Nixon turned in his resignation in 1974. Richard Nixon did not like foreign policies and wanted to throw out the New Deal as well as the Great Society. The Cold War started in 1945 and ended 1991. As most people know the Cold War was between the two super powers of the time the United States and Russia, Soviet Union at the time. During the Cold War there was no relation between the Soviet Union and the United States. It really summed up to be a race to see who the superior nation was.
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Unformatted text preview: Nixon's foreign policy included talking with China in 1972 and opening up communications after 21 years of lapse relations. Also Nixon made a visit to Moscow in 1972 which was a first at the time for the United States president. Out of this trip a U.S. - Soviet strategic arms limitation agreement was formed, joint scientific space cooperation, and bilateral trade accord. Detente was what Nixon's policy of engagement with the Communists was called. Nixon chose not to use military confrontation, but diplomatic conversations. With this Nixon put a wedge against the Soviet Union by reopening relations with China. After he ended the Vietnam War he went to China and started the nuclear arms reduction treaties....
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