Which of the following presidents is correctly paired with an event that took place during his administration?
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Lyndon B. Johnson — the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China
John F. Kennedy — resolution of the Suez Crisis
Richard M. Nixon — the reduction of United States forces in Vietnam
Gerald R. Ford — the signing of the Camp David Accords
Jimmy Carter — resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Richard Nixon was elected president in the midst of the Vietnam conflict between the United States and South Vietnam on one side and Communist-ruled North Vietnam on the other. After a period of escalation, the Nixon administration gradually scaled back United States military support for South Vietnam while negotiating with North Vietnam. In 1973, the United States and North Vietnam signed the Paris Peace Accords and United States forces withdrew from the conflict. Diplomatic contacts between the United States and the People’s Republic of China began during Richard Nixon’s administration, and formal diplomatic relations were established during Jimmy Carter’s administration; neither occurred during Lyndon B. Johnson’s (A). The Suez Crisis of 1956 was resolved during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration, not John F. Kennedy’s (B). The signing of the Camp David Accords took place during Jimmy Carter’s administration, not Gerald R. Ford’s (D). The resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis took place during John F. Kennedy’s administration, not Jimmy Carter’s (E).