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1 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? Aim: How did the Cuban revolution promise to improve life for Cubans? Do Now: What is the difference between A communist and a capitalist country? HW- Find out the name and create a short one paragraph biography of a Cuban baseball player playing in the major leagues who escaped from Cuba?

2 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? A. Location 1. Cuba is a small island nation approximately 150 miles south of Florida

3 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? B. Cuba under Batista 1. Batista was a corrupt dictator who ruled Cuba with an iron fist 2. Cuban people lived in poverty with little hope of improvement

4 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? Fulgencio Batista

5 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? C. Cuban Revolution 1. Led by Castro, fought against Batista and won 2. Castro installs a Communist gov’t. and banned all other political parties

6 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? Fidel Castro as a Young Revolutionary Communism: an economic system that states all property is controlled and owned by the government. The opposite of capitalism

7 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? Cuban “Young Pioneers” What were some of Castro’s reforms?? Nationalized property Collectivization of Farms Increased education/medical care No elections Alienated the middle class Disregard for human rights What were some of Castro’s reforms?? Nationalized property Collectivization of Farms Increased education/medical care No elections Alienated the middle class Disregard for human rights

8 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? The Bay of Pigs Fiasco : 1961

9 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? The Bay of Pigs Fiasco : 1961 US Plan to use Cubans to overthrow Castro. Cubans were trained by the CIA, which the US denied. The mission was a failure.

10 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? The Cuban “Boat People” The Cuban Adjustment Act

11 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? The Refugee “Problem” Today

12 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? 3. The U.S. tried to stop Castro by cutting off all trade to Cuba…leading to poverty to Cuba

13 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society? The Cuban “Boat People” The Cuban Adjustment Act

14 Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?


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