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Cuban Missile Crisis

  1. 1. Cuban Missile Crisis Brody Boothe 1 st Period
  2. 2. Beginning of the Crisis Timeline <ul><li>Monday, October 15- Jets took pictures of nuclear missiles being created in Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday, October 16- Military advisors take the pictures to Kennedy and two options are discussed; air strike and blockade. </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday, October 17- The U.S found out that the missile could go as far as NW Washington State. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Beginning of the Crisis Timeline continued <ul><li>Thursday, October 18- The Soviets say they don’t have nuclear missiles in Cuba. </li></ul><ul><li>Friday, October 19- Kennedy keeps going on his campaign trip acting as if he doesn’t know. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Middle of the Crisis Timeline <ul><li>Saturday, October 20- He cancels his campaign trip because of an upper respiratory infection and to discuss conditions about Cuba. </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday, October 21- Kennedy discussed in more detail about the blockade and air strike. </li></ul><ul><li>Monday, October 22- Kennedy announces he is going to start a quarantine (blockade). </li></ul>
  5. 5. End of the Crisis Timeline <ul><li>Tuesday, October 23- Kennedy orders a low level mission to inspect the sites closer. </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday, October 24- The Soviet ships stop at the blockade and the military alert is raised to DEFCON 2. </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday, October 25- Pictures are shown proving missiles are in Cuba. </li></ul>
  6. 6. End of the Crisis Timeline <ul><li>Friday, October 26- A Soviet ship is dismissed through the quarantine because it has no missiles aboard. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Causes/History/Origin <ul><li>The Crisis began on October 22, 1962. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans discovered Cuba building secret missile bases off the coast of Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>The missiles were 60 miles off the coast of Florida. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What happened? <ul><li>This was a nuclear war. </li></ul><ul><li>If no one stopped them this could lead to a nuclear catastrophe. </li></ul><ul><li>President Kennedy told Nikita S. Khrushchev to remove all missile bases from Cuba. </li></ul><ul><li>He also ordered a blockade to block Russians ships of bringing more missiles and other equipment to the island. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What happened continued <ul><li>He also ordered a blockade to block Russians ships of bringing more missiles and other equipment to the island. </li></ul><ul><li>Khrushchev ordered to the Soviet field commanders to launch missiles if the U.S. invaded. </li></ul><ul><li>The two forces stared down at each other for seven days. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What happened continued <ul><li>On October 28 the Russian premier did as Kennedy commanded and exported all of the missiles on ships. </li></ul><ul><li>After that there were no missiles left in Cuba for them to use . </li></ul>
  11. 11. John F. Kennedy <ul><li>He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. </li></ul><ul><li>He died November 22 ,1963 while riding in his motorcade a lone gunman shot him. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the thirty-fifth president of the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the person who ended </li></ul><ul><li>the Cuban Missile Crisis. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fidel Castro <ul><li>Fidel Castro was the Cuban president during the missile crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born August 13, 1926. </li></ul><ul><li>He became ill and transferred some of his responsibilities to his younger brother Raul Castro. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Nikita Khrushchev <ul><li>Nikita Khrushchev was the Soviet leader who faced President John F. Kennedy in the Cuban Missile Crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in 1894, the son of a miner. </li></ul><ul><li>He was known for his temper tantrums. </li></ul><ul><li>The most famous was when he beat the table with his shoe at the United Nations Conference. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cuban Missile Crisis Site <ul><li>The stand off occurred in the Bay of Pigs, therefore, this prevented the Russian missiles from being deposited on Cuban soil. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Statement Announcing the End of the Cuban Naval Quarantine <ul><li>I have today been informed by Chairman Khrushchev that all of the IL-28 bombers now in Cuba will be withdrawn within 30 days. He also agrees that these planes can be observed and counted as they leave. Inasmuch as this goes a long way toward reducing the danger which faced this Hemisphere four weeks ago, I have this afternoon instructed the Secretary of Defense to lift our naval quarantine. </li></ul><ul><li>John F. Kennedy November 20, 1962 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jk35.html </li></ul><ul><li>November 27,2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hpol.org/jfk/cuban/ </li></ul><ul><li>November 27, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://members.aol.com/kwiersma/cmc_timeline.html </li></ul><ul><li>December 2, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/18355/fidel_castro.html </li></ul><ul><li>December 2, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkcubanmissilecrisis.html </li></ul><ul><li>Michael E. Eidenmuller November 27, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/president/35_kennedy/psources/ps_liftquar.html </li></ul><ul><li>November 29, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Nathan, James A. Anatomy of the Cuban Missile Crisis . </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2001. December 2, 2007 </li></ul>
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