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17 part 2

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  2. 2. U2 Incident<br />America is secretly flying operative missions over Russia<br />U2 servalliance plan is shot down<br />US military denies at first…and then they have to admit it happened<br />Makes US look bad in two ways:<br />Russia’s military got took out a secret plane<br />We lie about it and THEN tell the truth <br />
  3. 3. U-2 Incident<br />
  4. 4. Kruschev looking at wreckage of U2<br />
  5. 5. Castro Comes to Power<br />In 1959, Fidel Castro overthrew Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.<br />Castro was a communist and made alliance with USSR.<br />The CIA began to monitor Cuba for fear of a Soviet attack.<br />Castro took over all US businesses in Cuba…US stopped buying their sugar<br />We become enemies<br />Now we have Communist enemy in Cuba only 90 miles south of Florida.<br />
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  7. 7. Bay of Pigs Crisis<br />a group of Cuban exiles named La Brigada, invaded Cuba and tried to overthrow Castro.<br />La Brigada was armed by the US military<br />Within two days most of the 1,400 men were killed or captured.<br />This was a bad mission with a bad plan…<br />JFK’s biggest failure…<br />Now Castro hates us…<br />This sucks…<br />
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  10. 10. Cuban Missile Crisis<br />Due to the Bay of Pigs, the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba was terrible.<br />Castro had a very good relationship with the USSR.<br />During the summer of 1962, a spy plane took pictures of nuclear missiles on Cuba.<br />These missiles were put there by the USSR.<br />JFK orders a complete military blockage<br />
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  12. 12. Cuban Missile Crisis part 2Slide 4 of 7<br />For about 13 days tensions were very high and nuclear war was near.<br />An agreement was worked out between the U.S. and USSR:<br />The U.S. was not to invade Cuba and remove nuclear missiles from Turkey. <br />The USSR agreed to remove all nuclear missiles from Cuba.<br />This Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest our country has ever been to nuclear war.<br />
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  14. 14. Missiles were capable of reaching basically any part of the US<br />
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  16. 16. The Death of JFK<br />On November 22 1963, JFK was in Dallas Texas working on his re-election.<br />He was riding in a convertible with his wife and the governor of Texas.<br />Lee Harvey Oswald supposedly shot JFK from the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building.<br />A few days later, a Chicago night club owner named Jack Ruby shot Oswald.<br />
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  23. 23. Lyndon Johnson<br />On board Air Force One, Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) took the oath of office.<br />He was 55 years old when he became President.<br />His wife was Claudia Taylor. Her nickname was Lady Bird.<br />The election of 1964 was LBJ (D) vs. Barry Goldwater (R).<br />LBJ would win the election and quickly went to work on his plans for America.<br />
  24. 24. The Great Society<br />This plan by LBJ made many improvements in America:<br />Two main goals: <br />1) Put an end to poverty<br />2) Put an end to racism<br />Programs Created<br /> 1. Civil Rights Act of 1964- Barred discrimination in many ways (no segregation of public facilities, no job based discrimination, etc)<br /> 2. Medicare and Medicaid- Helped the elderly with health care cost.<br /> 3. Head Start- Helped preschoolers who <br /> did not know how to color, etc.<br /> 4. Robert Weaver- First black cabinet member.<br />

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