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Week 5 Checkpoint Nixons Politics

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Week 5 Checkpoint: Nixon’s Politics For many years before Nixon presidents would use serious threat to their enemies such as an invasion or a nuclear bomb. People in America were used to hearing and reading about these different strategies in newspapers, on the radio, and on television. The people of America thought that past presidents like Eisenhower were responsible for eradicating Communism before it was spread into Europe. Nixon however wanted the war in Vietnam to end than deal with all the idea of idle threats. He was worried that taking the time to actually win the war would not only cost America billions of dollars, but would also cost thousands of soldiers’ lives. Nixon just wanted the war to end in an honorable fashion. He sped up peace talks by withdrawing the American
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Unformatted text preview: soldiers’ from Vietnam; though he did order raids on the North Vietnamese bases in Cambodia. Because of these actions which many Americans didn’t agree with; Congress repealed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. Nixon then started the détente policy to help contain Soviet powers, and also created the Nixon doctrine which gave America’s military some relief by giving some of the obligations to its allies. Nixon in 1972 went on a diplomatic visit to China where he opened up trade between America and China. This trade agreement no only helped American companies by allowing them to industrial relations with China, but it also helped to boost China’s dwindling economy....
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