The United States and Cuba
 
Essential Questions <ul><li>Why did the Communist Revolution happen in Cuba? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the Bay of Pigs? <...
I. Cuban Revolution <ul><li>Fidel Castro overthrew the U.S. backed dictator in Cuba in 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Represented ...
II. Background Information <ul><li>John F. Kennedy becomes President of the United States in 1961 </li></ul><ul><li>Nikita...
III. Bay of Pigs <ul><li>Group of Cuban exiles attempted to overthrow Castro </li></ul><ul><li>Failed miserably </li></ul>...
IV. Cuban Missile Crisis <ul><li>Nuclear missiles were discovered in Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Could have been placed in Cuba...
<ul><li>E. The Executive Committee of the National Security Council, also known as ExCom helped Kennedy with his decisions...
<ul><li>H. Robert Kennedy met numerous times with the USSR ambassador </li></ul><ul><li>G. Khrushchev knew that nuclear wa...
<ul><li>L. Shortly after, the U.S. and the Soviet Union secretly agreed to remove the missiles in Turkey </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 1. The United States and Cuba
  2. 3. Essential Questions <ul><li>Why did the Communist Revolution happen in Cuba? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the Bay of Pigs? </li></ul><ul><li>What prompted the Cuban Missile Crisis? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the outcome of this event? </li></ul>
  3. 4. I. Cuban Revolution <ul><li>Fidel Castro overthrew the U.S. backed dictator in Cuba in 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Represented the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Castro aligns with the Soviet Union </li></ul>
  4. 5. II. Background Information <ul><li>John F. Kennedy becomes President of the United States in 1961 </li></ul><ul><li>Nikita Khrushchev became the Premier of the Soviet Union on March 22, 1958 </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy had grown up wealthy and Khrushchev very poor </li></ul>
  5. 6. III. Bay of Pigs <ul><li>Group of Cuban exiles attempted to overthrow Castro </li></ul><ul><li>Failed miserably </li></ul><ul><li>Many of them funded by CIA </li></ul><ul><li>Planning had begun during Eisenhower </li></ul>
  6. 7. IV. Cuban Missile Crisis <ul><li>Nuclear missiles were discovered in Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Could have been placed in Cuba in response to nuclear missiles in Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Scare tactic used by both sides </li></ul><ul><li>On October 14, 1962, a spy plan reported that missiles in Cuba were pointed at the United States </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>E. The Executive Committee of the National Security Council, also known as ExCom helped Kennedy with his decisions </li></ul><ul><li>F. Naval Quarantine was decided as the solution </li></ul><ul><li>G. Kennedy then addressed the American people to inform them of what had taken place in Cuba </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>H. Robert Kennedy met numerous times with the USSR ambassador </li></ul><ul><li>G. Khrushchev knew that nuclear war would end life on earth </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted the U.S. to remove missiles in Turkey and agree not to invade Cuba in exchange they would remove their missiles in Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>J. The missiles in Turkey were a pledge to NATO </li></ul><ul><li>K. Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles in Cuba in exchange the U.S. would not attack Cuba </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>L. Shortly after, the U.S. and the Soviet Union secretly agreed to remove the missiles in Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>M. Khrushchev’s popularity declined </li></ul>

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