1969-1889 Detente U.S. Department of Seal
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1969-1989
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Ending the Veitnam War
| Newly elected President Richard M. Nixon declared in 1969 that he would continue the American involvement in the Vietnam War in order to end the conflict and secure "peace with honor" for the United States and for its ally, South Vietnam.
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Panama Canal Treaty
| The Panama Canal Treaties of 1977-1978 meant to rectify a long-term, contentious issue in United States-Latin American relations.
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Detente
1969-1989

U.S. diplomacy embarks on détente with the Soviet Union and China, encourages peace in the Middle East, and helps to deter communism in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.

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The Fall of Communism
| On the night of November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall-the most potent symbol of the cold-war division of Europe-came down.
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Carter and the Camp David Accords
| [Image of Predisent Carter at Camp David] The premiere foreign policy achievement of the Carter administration was the signing of the Camp David peace accords.
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