Henry Kissinger and Detente

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How did relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China evolve between 1950 and 1970? Your young historians will complete a timeline of events with evidence that the relationship between these two great nations was either improved or damange. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructor will need to prepare a brief lecture to provide an overview of Richard Nixon's political career to supplement the lesson's activities

  • Includes links to a detailed timeline of events in China from 1950 to 1970
  • Thought-provoking essay assignment provided on President Nixon's political risk to initiate relations with the People's Republic of China
  • Excellent resource for links to primary and secondary source materials

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