In 1959, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev became the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.

During his U.S. tour, he traveled to Washington, New York, California and Iowa and held meetings with President Dwight Eisenhower.

Khrushchev's visit included trips to Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the grave of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Khrushchev called on all countries to disarm.

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