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The Cuban Missile Crisis



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  • 1. The Cuban Missile Crisis An Interactive Presentation By: Ryan Peekstok ED 205 Sect. 04
  • 2. About The Author
    • I am currently a student at Grand Valley State University seeking a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education. I plan to graduate in May 2010 and teach Social Studies and History to high school students in North Carolina.
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  • 3. Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Who Was Involved
    • Explaining The Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Background Information
    • President Kennedy Addressing The Topic
    • Outcome And Effects
    • Concept Map
    • Resources
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  • 4. Who Was Involved
    • United States
    • Soviet Union
    • Cuba
    • Turkey
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  • 5. Who Was Involved
    • United States:
    • Led by President John F. Kennedy
    • Feared the spread of communism throughout the world
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  • 6. Who Was Involved
    • Soviet Union
    • Led by Nikita Khrushchev
    • Communist country seen as “the enemy” by U.S. citizens and government officials.
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  • 7. Who Was Involved
    • Cuba
    • Led By Fidel Castro
    • Castro’s regime accepted a Soviet offer of military & economic aid, as well as agreeing to the deployment of Soviet nuclear missiles to Cuba
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  • 8. Who Was Involved
    • Turkey
    • Only played a minor role
    • United States had missiles stationed in the country
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  • 9. Brief Explanation
    • The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation between Kennedy and the United States and Khrushchev’s Soviet Union in October of 1962 involving the Soviet Union’s use of Cuba as a nuclear missile base.
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  • 10. Brief Explanation
    • In 1962, the Soviet Union sent ballistic missiles armed with nuclear warheads to Cuba. Their presence was discovered by U.S. intelligence and President Kennedy ordered a blockade of the island, demanding that the missiles be removed.
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  • 11. President Kennedy’s Speech
    • Click on the image to play a video of President Kennedy addressing the Cuban Missile Crisis as it was seen on television sets across the U.S.
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  • 12. Outcome And Effects
    • The duration of the Cuban Missile Crisis was the time in which the Cold War came closest to escalating into a nuclear war.
    • The two superpowers remained locked in a nuclear showdown until Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles as long as Kennedy promised not to invade Cuba, along with removing U.S. missiles from Turkey.
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  • 13. Resources
    • Pictures:
    • Videos:
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  • 14. Concept Map Main Slide Quit The Crisis