Kennedy allowed the CIA to topple the Cuban government. Kennedy authorised an attack on Cuba. The aim was to overthrow Castro’s reign and obtain a more pro-American government. The attack was a disaster and most of the invaders were killed or taken prisoner. When Kennedy realised the failure of the expedition he refused to make air support available to the invaders.
During the summer of 1962, the flow of Soviet weapons to Cuba, including nuclear missiles, increased greatly. President Kennedy responded at first with a warning that the US would not tolerate the presence of offensive nuclear weapons on Cuba. On October 14, American U-2 planes took pictures as evidence for the president that the Soviets were secretly building missile bases on Cuba, and that some missiles were ready to launch and could reach US cities in minutes. The Soviet offered to remove the missiles in return asked America not to invade Cuba. President Kennedy agreed and the crisis
Castro was forced to look to the USSR for help. America sent 1,300 Cuban exiles to overthrow him. And the USSR had promised Castro to defend Cuba by sending nuclear weapons. However the USA discover it. The Cuban Missile Crisis had begun at October 1962.
Then in 1930 Trujillo ran against Horocio Vasquez for presidency, and fraudulently claimed ninety five percent of the votes. Once he was placed in power in 1931, he used The National Guard to terrorize and banished all civilian opponents (persons who were against him). Although the was a dictator, the also made some good changes to the country like, an increases on exports , the abolition of the 1905 treaty which gave the U.S control of the Dominican custom houses, and also, by 1947 the
Outnumbered and poor, the revolutionaries tried to disrupt the Cuban economy by burning sugarcane plantations. The Spanish retaliated harshly, executing suspected rebels and herding peasants into camps where thousands succumbed to disease and starvation. These brutal measures provided stirring copy for American journalists, who invariably sympathized with the Cuban underdogs. Still, the public might have paid little attention to the conflict had it not coincided with a newspaper circulation war in New York. At the end of the nineteenth century, more than half a dozen newspapers competed in the influential New York market.
13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis On October 16, 1962, President Kennedy was given his most difficult decision he would ever have in office. It started out as a routine spy plane patrol when photographs taken had revealed that soviet Russia were building missile bases on Cuba’s soil—about 90 miles from the island of Key West, Florida, faced with a problem John F. Kennedy would have to make a conclusion to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy was presented four possible responses by his top advisors in several secret meetings over the next thirteen days. The reactions were to: Engage in further negotiations with Khrushchev. The option, being very peaceful would have allowed the soviets to finish the missile bases, invade Cuba.
The book gives information of both the embargo and the inner damage it did to both nations. Cuba had been taking steps towards isolation years before we closed trade. Author, Peter Schwab, believes that Castro had been planning this once he entered power. These events have helped limit are economy which obviously a bad thing. I think that the U.S. once again step there foot in Cuba to spread are Americanized culture as we once did.
After this war, Spain assured improvements, but the nationalists did not believe they would cooperate. In 1895 when another rebellion led by Cuban nationalists took action, the Spaniards sent about 200,000 soldiers to Cuba. The Cubans reacted by damaging any property that belonged to Spain such as the sugar mills and fields hoping this would make the Spaniards retrieve their land or so the U.S can intervene in this disaster. A year later, Spain sent General Weyler to put down those nationalists in Cuba. He decided to build concentration camps and
Jordan Sell Mr. Hebert Modern American History 23 April 2012 Thirteen Days Assignment The United States and Russia had been locked in a bold stalemate until the Soviets decided that they would very much enjoy the first-strike capabilities that their satellite ally Cuba presented them. So, they shipped over some intermediate missiles and technicians over on some of their freighters and begun construction. The missiles would give the Soviets capability to destroy many American population centers that were key in running the nation. So if the Soviet leaders decided to put all of the major cities that they had the capability of hitting with their missiles on a dartboard and lets say, hit New York with a population of 7,781,984.
Cuba had fallen to the Soviet Union in 1959, and the U.S. provided training, equipment, and logical support. When they tried to invade, it failed miserably, and as result, Cuba turned to the Soviet Union. Not long after the Bay of Pigs invasion, in October 1962, a U-2 spy plane spotted that the U.S.S.R was building a missile launch site on the island of Cuba. In response to this finding, Kennedy decided to quarantine the island because if they decided to blockade the island, it would have been considered an act of war. JFK was into brinksmanship, or pushing to the edge of war, and hoping that the enemy backs down.