Presentation on theme: " 1959: Castro rises to power in Cuba 1960: Cuba aligns with Soviet Union April 1961: Bay of Pigs invasion June 1961: Kennedy and Khrushchev meet."— Presentation transcript:
1959: Castro rises to power in Cuba 1960: Cuba aligns with Soviet Union April 1961: Bay of Pigs invasion June 1961: Kennedy and Khrushchev meet in Vienna. October 1961: Reconnaissance photographs show missile sights in Cuba.
1. Because the Soviet leadership had a moral crises 2. Because both Kennedy and Khrushchev realized the danger of nuclear war 3. The USSR and US became BFF’S
1. If the negotiations between the US and USSR became public, the deal was off. 2. Both leaders needed to appear tough to the citizens of their country 3. This is what the Cold War was all about, CIA, KGB, “Bond, James Bond”, etc. 4. I don’t know and that’s why I’ll never be President
1. Nope, that guy is a geek. 2. Eh, maybe a little. 3. I gotta be honest, I wish he could stay forever.