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Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile Crisis Printable(** for Premium Members only)
The Cuban Missile Crisis (October 14, 1962 – October 28, 1962) was a two-week escalation between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet nuclear missiles deployed in Cuba, just 90 miles from Florida. The crisis nearly escalated into a nuclear war, but successful negotiations between President John Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev brought the confrontation to an end. The Cuban Missile Crisis is also known as the October Crisis, The Missile Scare, and the Caribbean Crisis.
Ducksters: Cuban Missile Crisis
“Prior to the crisis the United States had attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro and the current government of Cuba with the Bay of Pigs invasion. The invasion failed, but it served as a warning to Fidel Castro.” Learn all about the Missile Crisis with this one-page summary, and then explore more Cold War topics (links at the bottom of the page) including the Arms Race, Communism, and the Space Race.
History: Cuban Missile Crisis
Visit History.com for a musical history of the Cuban missile crisis, sung and illustrated by Jeffrey Lewis. While here, be sure to peruse the featured article and photo galleries. “In a TV address on October 22, 1962, President John Kennedy (1917-1963) notified Americans about the presence of the missiles, explained his decision to enact a naval blockade around Cuba and made it clear the U.S. was prepared to use military force if necessary to neutralize this perceived threat to national security.”
JFK Library: Cuban Missile Crisis
“No one was sure how Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev would respond to the naval blockade and U.S. demands.” This one-page report includes photos and an audio clip from Kennedy’s radio and television remarks. But the best content is found at World on the Brink, a special feature which steps you through the crisis one day at a time. You’ll find a link to it at the end of the page.
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Cuban Missile Crisis Printable
Cuban Missile Crisis Wikipedia Printable
John F. Kennedy Quiz and Worksheet
Cold War Printable
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Quote of the Week
“I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way.” ~~ Martha Beck ~~ (born November 29, 1962) American sociologist, author and life coach. Click the link to find more on Martha Beck.
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