November 21, 2017

Today in History: Richard Nixon Visits China

Pres. Richard Nixon tossing out baseball, at Senators' opening game with New York, Washington, D.C.
Today in History–February 21–the Library of Congress features Richard Nixon, who began an eight-day visit to China on this day in 1972. President Nixon was the first U.S. president to visit the People’s Republic of China since its founding in 1949. Find out a bit more about U.S.-Chinese relations by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary sources to gain some interesting perspectives on the 37th president of the United States who resigned from office under scandal two years later in 1974.

Jump Back in Time: The Great Debates of Nixon and Kennedy, October 21, 1960

Timeline of the Presidential Election of 1960

Richard Nixon as Juliet (political cartoon, 1960 election)

Richard Nixon 1969 inauguration primary source set

Richard Nixon 1973 inauguration primary source set

Portraits: Richard Nixon & Pat Nixon

Broadside protesting Richard Nixon’s policies

Herblock’s History: Richard Nixon (“I am not a crook” political cartoons)

Oliphant’s Anthem: Richard Nixon (political cartoons)

Bob Hope & President Nixon (online exhibition)

Richard Nixon image set

Foreign Relations of the United States: Nixon Administration

POTUS: Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon Library

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