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Chapter 16: America in the 1970s

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"Henry Kissinger and Shuttle Diplomacy"

In this chapter you learned about U.S. foreign policy under President Richard Nixon. One of Nixon's most trusted associates was his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger. Kissinger played a major role in most of the foreign policy decisions of the time, including the United States 's attempt to end Arab-Israeli conflict and bring peace to the Middle East. Kissinger's diplomatic missions in the Middle East came to be known as "shuttle diplomacy" as he traveled, or "shuttled," back and forth between individual meetings with Middle Eastern leaders. Since Kissinger's missions, a number of U.S. diplomats have employed shuttle diplomacy in their attempts to bring about peace in the Middle East and other parts of the world.

Destination Title: Biography of Henry A. Kissinger

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After clicking on the link above, read the biography of Henry Kissinger and answer the following questions.

For which presidents did Kissinger first serve as a foreign policy adviser?
What accomplishment made Kissinger a national celebrity?
For what accomplishment did Kissinger win the Nobel Peace Prize?
What were Kissinger's missions in the Middle East?
Use the information from this article and from other sources to create an annotated map of the world showing the countries of the world in which Henry Kissinger carried out important diplomatic missions during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Use call-outs or captions to briefly explain those missions.
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