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The Cuban Missile Crisis


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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> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Videos: </li></ul><ul><li> =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