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Events of the Kennedy Years. Problems in Cuba. U.S.-Cuban Relations. Spanish-American War Freed Cuba From Spain (1898) U.S. Dominated Cuban Life U.S. Granted Permanent Military Base Western Cuba 1959 Castro Led Communist Revolution in Cuba. The Bay of Pigs April 17,1961.

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Events of the Kennedy Years

Problems in Cuba


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U.S.-Cuban Relations

  • Spanish-American War Freed Cuba From Spain (1898)

  • U.S. Dominated Cuban Life

  • U.S. Granted Permanent Military Base Western Cuba

  • 1959 Castro Led Communist Revolution in Cuba


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The Bay of Pigs April 17,1961

  • CIA Trained and Supported Troops invaded Cuba to Over Through Castro

The Cuban Soldiers defeated the Invaders. Many were captured and spent years in jail.

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Cuban Missile Crisis

  • The conflict between the U.S., Cuba and the Soviet Union grew.

  • The Soviet Union viewed Cuba as its base in the Americas. In return, they became Cuba main economic ally.

  • The Soviet Union supplied Cuba with defensive weapon. In the fall of 1962 the Soviets began offensive weapons.




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As The Days Passed

  • This Crisis threatened world peace. As the sides faced off each considered the possibility of all out war.

Kennedy and Advisers


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Diplomacy was at its height. UN Meets

Kennedy with Soviet Ambassador Gromyco

Soviet Ship Carrying Missiles


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President Kennedy and the USA Prevail

The President Talks to the Nation.

HIS CONCLUSION

  • On October 26, 1962 The Soviets agreed to Pulled

  • out their Missiles.


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