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1 The Bay of Pigs Invasion
& The Cuban Missile Crisis Kent Korwatch & Dane Wostenberg

2 ?Who?                                                      John F Kennedy Fidel Castro Nikita Khrushchev

3 John F Kennedy US president elected 1960
Berlin wall built in the first year of his term Assassinated in 1963 New Frontier program 1961(space exploration)

4 Fidel Castro Over through the Cuban government 1959
Became communist leader in 1960 Still in power today First Communist State in west

5 Nikita Khrushchev Russia leader from 1953 to 1964
Joined communist party in 1918 Died on Sept. 11, 1971 Born April 5, 1894 Denounced Stalin and his Methods

6 ?What?When?Where? The Bay of Pigs The Cuban Missile Crisis

7 The Bay of Pigs An unsuccessful attack on Cuba
Designed to over through the government of Fidel April 17th ,1961 Cuban refugees trained in U.S. Guatemala to fight Fidel Violated agreements to not interfere in the western hemisphere CIA advised Kennedy to attack


9 The Cuban Missile Crisis
Oct.16, 1962 photos reveal Soviets building missile sights in Cuba Options: negotiate with Khrushchev, invade Cuba, blockade Cuba, bomb missile sights U.S. quarantines Cuba Russia sends more ships, Khrushchev calls them back U.S. agrees to remove weapons in Turkey for Russian disarmament in Cuba


11 Kennedy’s Map of Cuba

12 Aftereffects “Hot line” established from US to Russia
Limited Test Band Treaty

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