President Nixon and China
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What did he/she think of Nixon's efforts to restore relations between China and the U.S.? Did he/she feel that the U.S. should deal with a Communist country? Select this Topic for writing ideas relating to what people thought about Nixon's actions.
Would you like to discuss his/her interest in how President Nixon influenced U.S. relations with China in the late 1960's and early 1970's?
- The United States and China had stopped trading with each other during the Korean War. Did he/she have an opinion as to whether or not this was appropriate? Did he/she believe that the U.S. should deal with a Communist country?
- In 1969, President Nixon approved the removal of some travel restrictions on Americans going to China and also encouraged the reopening of trade. What were his/her thoughts regarding this?
- Did Nixon's actions have an effect on him personally? Did it affect any of his/her family or friends? In what way?
- In February 1972, President Nixon made a visit to Peking and reversed the U.S. policy of not recognizing the Communist government. Did he/she agree or disagree with what the President did? Why?