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JFK: Kennedy and the Cold War. Mr. Bach Hudson High School Accelerated U.S. History. Flexible Response. Peace Corps. The Cuban Revolution (1959). Guerrilla Leader Fidel Castro overthrows US-supported Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Castro Turns to Communism.

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Jfk kennedy and the cold war

JFK: Kennedy and the Cold War

Mr. Bach

Hudson High School

Accelerated U.S. History




The cuban revolution 1959
The Cuban Revolution (1959)

  • Guerrilla Leader Fidel Castro overthrows US-supported Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.


Castro turns to communism
Castro Turns to Communism

  • Castro started to seize private businesses (including American owned) on the island.

  • Made overtures to the Soviet Union and made anti-American speeches.


Cuban trade
Cuban Trade

  • Soviet Union opens up a trade agreement with Cuba.

  • President Eisenhower had cut off all trade with Cuba.


Assassination attempts
Assassination Attempts

  • CIA with Mafia hitmen try to assassinate Castro (including an attempt with an exploding cigar)


Cia training for invasion
CIA Training for Invasion

  • Cuban Exiles trained by CIA to invade Cuba and overthrow Castro

  • JFK gives the go-ahead for the invasion


Air strike problems
Air Strike Problems

  • Old US Bombers piloted by Cuban Exiles used to destroy Cuba’s air force (fails)

  • Exposes US connection to invasion


Land invasion disaster
Land Invasion Disaster

  • Bay of Pigs land invasion fails

    • Castro alerted by air strikes

    • Cuban Exiles given no air support

      • Are captured and tortured


Results
Results

  • Castro strengthens his ties to Khrushchev for protection



Kennedy vs khrushchev
Kennedy vs. Khrushchev

  • The Berlin Crisis

    • An early test



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