Presentation on theme: "The Bay of pigs/ The Cuban Missile Crisis"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Bay of pigs/ The Cuban Missile Crisis BACKGROUNDSKIT COMPONENTS-Fulgencio Batista is overthrown by Fidel Castro in 1959.-Fidel Castro joins alliances with Soviet Union.-Castro takes control of foreign business, including American.-American’s scarred and Soviet Leader (Nikita Khrushchev) helps Cuba strengthen their military.-Americans feared Soviets would use Cuba as a base, and President Eisenhower sent CIA known as La Brigada.-When President Kennedy is elected he continues the plan but makes changes. On April 17, ,400 armed Cuban exiles land at Bay of Pigs, but with no air support.-Many of exiles killed or captured as a result shocking Kennedy.-On October 22, President Kennedy is televised to tell Americans that American spy planes took aerial photos of Soviet long-range missiles in Cuba. This was the closest America ever got to nuclear war.Arissa: Fulgencio Batista (dictator of Cuba) and President Kennedy.Grace: Fidel Castro (takes control from Batista)James: Nikita Khrushchev (Soviet leader)Riley: President Eisenhower and NarratorPlay takes place from 1959 to 1962.
3 The bay of pigs/ The cuban missile crisis DEBRIEF and FOLLOW UPCONNECTIONS-President Kennedy creates a naval blockade so Soviets can’t give anymore missiles. He also orders the remaining missiles to be taken apart.-Many secret negotiations between American and Soviets. A deal was made on October 28. Missiles from Cuba would be removed if America didn’t invade Cuba and the U.S. missiles in Turkey had to be removed.-Kennedy and Khrushchev did not want nuclear war.-The Cuba missile crisis made the U.S. and Soviets think of the pro and cons to nuclear warfare.-Months after agreement, the U.S. and Soviet create a treaty monitoring the amount of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere.-Because the Soviet had to retreat it embarrassed Soviets and the Soviets leader fell from power on October 1964.-Both countries military increased size as a result of the war.-Building up defenses: the naval blockade created to prevent more missiles to be given to Cuba.-Clandestine Operations: President Eisenhower and President Kennedy secretly sent CIA to Cuba to create a “popular uprising against Castro”. But President Kennedy’s plan failed.-Negotiations: Many negotiations were made between countries under very intense circumstances, until a deal was made.