"The President and Foreign Policy"
Introduction In this chapter you have studied the seven roles of the president. One of these roles is that of chief diplomat. For thirty years the United States maintained no diplomatic ties with the most heavily populated country in the world—China. When communists led by Mao Zedong successfully ousted the nationalist government, the United States broke off all diplomatic relations. President Richard Nixon was determined to visit China and resume normal diplomatic ties. Consider the effects of Nixon’s foreign policy decision. What American companies trade with China, today? How may Americans buy products that were made in China? What is our relationship with China today?
Destination Title: Nixon’s China Game
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