Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

4,674 views

Published on

Published in: Travel, Lifestyle
  • Be the first to comment

The Cuban Missile Crisis

  1. 1. The Cuban Missile Crisis An Interactive Presentation By: Ryan Peekstok ED 205 Sect. 04
  2. 2. About The Author <ul><li>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. </li></ul>Send Me An E-Mail: [email_address] Quit The Crisis
  3. 3. Cuban Missile Crisis <ul><li>Who Was Involved </li></ul><ul><li>Explaining The Cuban Missile Crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Background Information </li></ul><ul><li>President Kennedy Addressing The Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome And Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>Quit The Crisis
  4. 4. Who Was Involved <ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey </li></ul>Quit The Crisis Main Slide
  5. 5. Who Was Involved <ul><li>United States: </li></ul><ul><li>Led by President John F. Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>Feared the spread of communism throughout the world </li></ul>Quit The Crisis Main Slide
  6. 6. Who Was Involved <ul><li>Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>Led by Nikita Khrushchev </li></ul><ul><li>Communist country seen as “the enemy” by U.S. citizens and government officials. </li></ul>Quit The Crisis Main Slide
  7. 7. Who Was Involved <ul><li>Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Led By Fidel Castro </li></ul><ul><li>Castro’s regime accepted a Soviet offer of military & economic aid, as well as agreeing to the deployment of Soviet nuclear missiles to Cuba </li></ul>Quit The Crisis Main Slide
  8. 8. Who Was Involved <ul><li>Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Only played a minor role </li></ul><ul><li>United States had missiles stationed in the country </li></ul>Quit The Crisis Main Slide
  9. 9. Brief Explanation <ul><li>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. </li></ul>Quit The Crisis Main Slide
  10. 10. Brief Explanation <ul><li>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. </li></ul>Quit The Crisis Main Slide
  11. 11. President Kennedy’s Speech <ul><li>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. </li></ul>Quit The Crisis Main Slide
  12. 12. Outcome And Effects <ul><li>The duration of the Cuban Missile Crisis was the time in which the Cold War came closest to escalating into a nuclear war. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Quit The Crisis Main Slide
  13. 13. Resources <ul><li>Pictures: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/Ahs/faculty/chebator/coldwar/castro </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jfklancer.com/jfk1bop.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.the-planets.com/star-biography/John_F_Kennedy_Biography.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.adclassix.com/ads2/55timenikitakhrushchev.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiorover/311590994/ </li></ul><ul><li>Videos: </li></ul><ul><li>http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/search/assetDetail.cfm?guidAssetID =FF668E91-24A1-4A30-9791-5B5C43930142&rand=5FCD7714-1560-0CC5-366100AF679A6B64 </li></ul>Quit The Crisis Main Slide
  14. 14. Concept Map Main Slide Quit The Crisis

×