The October Crisis Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the President John F. Kennedy ended the Cuban Missile Crisis. Thesis: Thanks to President Kennedy’s plan of action in dealing with the Cuban Missile Crisis, we were able to avoid a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Introduction: I. Attention Getter: Did you know that in 1962, we were very close to a nuclear war? Did you know that the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest we have ever been to a nuclear war?
Brandon Klinetobe Donna Robertson English 101 16 October 2011 Speechwriters throughout history have considered their word choice, imagery and what others have said before them when creating their own speeches. William Safire in “A Spirit Reborn” analyzes the use of reading “The Gettysburg Address” at the first anniversary of September 11 and James Wood in “Victory Speech” analyses Barack Obama’s November 2008 speech on election night. Safire and Wood analyze similar key factors in their discussion of the power and impact of Lincoln and Obama’s speeches. Both articles analyze the diction in the speeches of Obama and Lincoln. In “A Spirit Reborn,” William Safire chooses to point out the word choices of Lincoln’s speech that continue
The allies met at Potsdam in July 1945, where the German division was agreed, though there were still disagreements over Poland. At this conference, there is some evidence supporting that early development of the cold war was primarily due to great power rivalry, when Truman was informed of successful explosion of an atomic bomb. He kept this secret from Stalin, not knowing that through his spy network, he was already aware. This only emphasizes the distrust between the two superpowers, and shows strive for power on both sides. In 1946, George Kennan, American ambassador to Moscow formulated the USA’s ‘containment’ policy through the Kennan telegram.
It was said that the only way for Berlin to become reunited would be if all four countries agreed on it. The Berlin Wall was a border security installation built by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) on August 12, 1961. Officially called the Antifaschistischer Schutzwall (anti-fascist protection dike), the wall was to protect the GDR from aggressive acts by the West. In reality, the Wall functioned as a barrier to stem the massive exodus of skilled laborers to West Berlin and from there to West Germany. The wall’s purpose was to limit travel between East and West Germany, and it served
announced intent to treat with East Berlin, regardless of any third party occupation rights in either sector of the city. A depressed and angry president then assumed his obligation was to prepare the country for nuclear war as the only option, and which he then personally thought had a one in five chance of occurring. In the weeks immediately after the Vienna summit, more than 20 thousand people fled from East Berlin to the western sector in reaction to statements from the U.S.S.R. Kennedy began intensive meetings on the Berlin issue, where Dean Acheson took the lead in recommending a military buildup with NATO allies as the appropriate response. In a July 1961 speech, Kennedy announced his decision to add $3.25 billion to the defense budget, along with over 200 thousand additional troops for the military, saying an attack on West Berlin would be taken as an attack on the U.S. The speech received an 85% approval rating.
Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall” Speech. I also studied Reagan’s several meetings with Gorbachev in both the United States and in Moscow. I believe that the crucial role of leadership in any war, including a cold one, is demonstrated by our 40th president, Ronald Reagan. Even ex-dictator Saddam Hussein felt a tad nostalgic for the former leader after his death in 2004. While in jail, Hussein told one of his American guards, “I wish things were like when Ronald Reagan was still president” (McCarthy
A four-power provisional government was called the Allied Control Council. This government was built to rebuild and control Berlin. The Berlin Blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War, it occurred when the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies railway and road access to the
A few months after the Vienna Summit, Soviet Chairman Nikita Khrushchev of the USSR sent a response letter to President John F. Kennedy. The contents of the September 1961 letter explained that while he (Khrushchev) understood and sympathized with Kennedy’s idea of a peaceful resolution to their current issues, he believed that a peaceful resolution would be impossible to achieve due to Kennedy’s own actions and words about Khrushchev and the U.S.S.R. Khrushchev mentioned in the seventh paragraph that he wrote a letter to Kennedy about a resolution to their conflicts. However, he then referenced Kennedy's statements on the matter in a way that indicated he intended to retort Kennedy's opinion on the matter and shift blame for the lack of progress. In his letter, Khrushchev states, "After that speech which, putting it bluntly, was belligerent in its nature, my letter would not have been understood by you since it completely differed in spirit, content, and tone of what you said.” The speech Khrushchev was referring to was Kennedy’s “Report to the Nation - Berlin Crisis, 25 July 1961” in which he explained that Khrushchev was making threats about his military power and defined West Berlin as an immediate threat to free men, stating that Khrushchev had seemed indifferent to reality of possible lives that could be lost. Khrushchev was obviously trying to play the role of the victim here in his response following Kennedy's speech to the nation about their meeting.
In the early 1960’s the Soviet Union and Cuba had a very close relationship was during the Cold War where the Cuban Missile Crisis began. The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred when the Soviet Union offered Cuba protection if they gave them the ability of planting missiles there. The 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was in a breakdown when he discovered ballistic missiles in Cuba on October 16, 1962. By October 29 John F. Kennedy took action from the fear of the ballistic missiles striking Washington D.C. John F. Kennedy considered starting a naval blockade to halt Soviet missiles entering Cuba. The naval blockade became successful on October 29, 1962; Soviet missiles were interrupted from the regular schedule of importation.
In response to this the Soviet Union had started to make a wall that was completed in 1961, which East Berlin saying it was a anti-fascist protection rampart or a prevention of fascism to rise again. On Saturday Aug. 12, 1961 the Berlin wall had first sprung up