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Aim: How did the Cuban revolution promise to improve life for Cubans?

Do Now: What is the difference between A communist and a capitalist country?

HW- Find out the name and create a short one paragraph biography of a Cuban baseball player playing in the major leagues who escaped from Cuba?

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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A. Location

1. Cuba is a small island nation approximately 150 miles south of Florida

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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B. Cuba under Batista

1. Batista was a corrupt dictator who ruled Cuba with an iron fist

2. Cuban people lived in poverty with little hope of improvement

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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FulgencioBatista

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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C. Cuban Revolution

1. Led by Castro, fought against Batista and won

2. Castro installs a Communist gov’t. and banned all other political parties

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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Fidel Castro as a Young Revolutionary

Communism: an economic system that states all property is controlled and owned by the government. The opposite of capitalism

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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Cuban “Young Pioneers”

What were some of Castro’s reforms??

Nationalized property

Collectivization of Farms

Increased education/medical care

No elections

Alienated the middle class

Disregard for human rights

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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The Bay of Pigs Fiasco: 1961

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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The Bay of Pigs Fiasco: 1961

US Plan to use Cubans to overthrow Castro. Cubans were trained by the CIA, which the US denied. The mission was a failure.

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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The Cuban “Boat People”

The Cuban Adjustment Act - 1966

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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The Refugee “Problem” Today

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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3. The U.S. tried to stop Castro by cutting off all trade to Cuba…leading to poverty to Cuba

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

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The Cuban “Boat People”

The Cuban Adjustment Act - 1966

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?