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.
Richard Nixon as Juliet (political cartoon, 1960 election)
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)