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  • 1. Fidel Castro
  • 2. Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926, near Birán, Cuba
    One of five children
    he showed an interested in history and military matters growing up.
    Castro studied in Jesuit schools in Oriente
    Castro studied law in Havana and became involved with a revolutionary group at the university
  • 3. The time
  • 4. Beliefs
  • 5. Accomplishedments
    Fidel Castro joins Partido Ortodoxo a Cuban politicalparty
    1958 Dec 28 to 1959 Jan 1 Battle of Santa Clara
    1959 Jan 8 Fidel Castro assumes the post of Commander-in-Chief
    1959 Feb 16 Fidel Castro is sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba
  • 6. Challenges
    2 Dec 1956 , Fidel Castro leads group in a rebellion to overthrow Fulgencio Batista
    1958 Dec Battle of Yaguajay
    1961 Apr 17 to 1961 Apr 19 Bay of Pigs Invasion
    United States Economic Blockade Against Cuba
  • 7. Societys response
  • 8. Lasting impact
  • 9. Mandelas lesson
    Lead from the front — but don't leave your base behind
  • 10. Conclusion
  • 11. Citation