Namuuna Bayasgalan Period 1 HH us history Summerize the following and evaluate JFK’s performance and leadership in these areas. - Bay of Pigs - Cuban Missile Crisis - Peace Corps - Space programs - Poverty and Civil Rights Bay of Pigs In 1959, an uprising led by Fidel Castro succeeded in overthrowing the Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista. Many Americans applauded Castro’s success, and believed he would be democracy to Cuba. But Castro established a communist style dictatorship with strong ties to the Soviet Union. When Kennedy took office, the plan to overthrow Castro was already in works.
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.
How did we manage to do this? Wiest says in his book, “Across Saigon the Viet Cong used surprise to make initial gains, but failed in their overall objectives due to a quick reaction by powerful U.S. and ARVN forces”. The U.S. knew what was to be expected, but the communists didn’t believe we knew what was about to happen. In an article Zebecki states, “Militarily, the Tet Offensive was a tactical disaster for the Communists. By the end of the March 1968 they had not achieved a single one of their objectives” Not only did we achieve tactical victories but the Tet Offensive ended the Vietnam War
Another failing of the Conservative Party was the Suez crisis of 1956. The crisis was caused by the Prime minister of the time Anthony Eden, who agreed that Britain should try to gain back control of the Suez Canal with help from the French after it was nationalised by the Egyptians. The canal was an important trade route at the time, with boats going through on their way to and from the Mediterranean. These plans angered the American government at the time, due to the threat of the Soviet Union (who the USA believed was highly dangerous and should be stopped by all Western countries) and the fact that it was only 11 years since the end of WW2. Eden eventually gave up thanks to the Americans, however to the British people of the time it seemed like the Conservative government of the time was weak and easily controlled by America.
How effective were the US tactics of ‘search and destroy’ and ‘defoliation’ in the Vietnam War As North Vietnam came to communism the USofA soar this as a threat agent’s capitalism. And if Vietnam “fell” in to communism then the hole of Asia could become communist this is called the “domino effect”. In this time President Kennedy had ‘advisers’. The US were fully involved in Vietnam in 1964 the 4th of august when the NN North torpedoed the USS Maddox in the gulf of Tonkin and the Paris treaty in 1973 followed by the fall of Saigon 1975. Due to the Vietcong’s strategies the US decided to bomb the north into surrendering.
Following previous attempts by the Mafia to assassinate Fidel Castro, Rufus announces that he has just been asked to take charge of Operation Mongoose, a secret operation that was created in November 1961. “By 20 October the state of affairs in the Cuban region had greatly intensified. Apart from Washington’s political threats and declarations to the Cuban Republic, US aircraft carriers had arrived in the theater, ready to deliver an aerial bombardment. Provocative over flights of our transport vessels by US aircraft had begun, as well as efforts to stop them for inspections” (Ketov 224). The person asking Oaks to take over the operation was none other than the Attorney General of the United States, Robert F. Kennedy.
The intended animosity and hunger for retribution against Cuba from the American public was to serve as the justification necessary for a declaration of war. The operation had the backing of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was green-lit for execution, but fortunately, it was rejected by President Kennedy when the plans reached his desk inside the oval office. Although Operation Northwoods never fully came to fruition, it is extremely important to note that a plan so diabolical and nefarious was ever conceived in the first place The knowledge of Operation Northwoods has only recently came to light, and more information like it is coming out now with alarming
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
The United States felt that it needed a role in Iran if the current regime failed. The arms deal gave them that role. They felt that they needed to stop the Soviet spread from getting to Iran. By providing them with arms, they would be able to harass the Soviet flanks if they invaded (Richelson, 419). The Soviets became aware of this and it became a large deterrent to keep them from
1. During Kennedy’s administration; which was more effective, The Bay of Pigs ,The Cuban Missile Crises and the Berlin Wall? • During Kennedy’s administration the most effective was, The Cuban Missile Crises. The united states deliberated and came to an agreement with The Soviet Union, to take away this missiles stations in Cuba and moved them back to Russia. The Bay of Pigs was not effective because it was not planned through.