Creditability: I have done some extensive research on the Cuban Missile Crisis and President Kennedy’s address. IV. 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. V: Preview Statement: Today, I am going to give you a little insight on the Cuban Missile Crisis then I will talk about President Kennedy’s announcement and the events following the announcement. Body: I.
Cuba was only ninety miles away from the US and they feared that communism would spread. The Bay of Pigs was a disaster for Kennedy’s presidency. It was an embarrassment for him and it was not a good start for any President. However, the United States feared communism, because a communist regime was so close to their borders. They feared that communism would spread and become popular in the US.
Of these captured rebels most of the leaders were put on show trials in Havana and executed and the rest were returned for $53 million in food and drugs from the United States (1). On December 29, 1962 a ceremony was held at the Orange Bowl for the returned exiles in which Kennedy promised that the exiles flag would someday fly over Havana and so far 48 years later it hasn’t happened (1). This disaster instead of destroying Kennedy led to his greatest triumph for which he is remembered: the Cuban Missile Crisis. After the failed invasion, the Soviet Union decided to protect Castro it would park intermediate range nuclear missile in Castro backyard within range of any US city. After the US discovered the presence of the missiles the US issued a naval quarantine of Cuba.
These developments changed the US policies of brinkmanship and massive retaliations, as these methods only worked while the USA remained militarily superior. The Cuban missile crisis showed how back dated these policies were, something Kennedy’s military advisors failed to notice, his understanding of the dangers and his controlled response helped save the USA from the most destructive war ever seen. However the military assured destruction that came with the power of the nuclear era forced the USA and USSR into the standoff of Cuba. This crisis was inevitable and the only way of bringing the arms race to the end. However the driving
The Cuban missile crisis was one of the most tense periods of the cold war, with World War 3 threatening to break out some very tough decision needed to be made by the USA and the USSR. With the USSR setting up nuclear weapons in Cuba that could reach the white house in 5 minutes created a huge threat to the USA, of which were left to make some choices that have the nations fate in their hands. They originally set out to create a blockade of all Russian ships coming into Cuba. From there negotiations were made that the USSR would agree to remove their weapons. This is all said to have gone down in thirteen days of which a dramatised movie was created title “thirteen days”, which tries to recreate the tension of the Cuba Missile crisis.
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.
A person’s official position in an organization does not alone indicate his or her actual influence. Robert Kennedy in his brother’s administration is a prime example. Davidson and Lytle lead the reader through an examination of events using the bureaucratic politics model to explain why alternatives to dropping the bomb were never seriously considered. While certain scientists favored a demonstration, their suggestion was vetoed by Truman’s gatekeeper and Secretary of State, James Byrnes, who refused to even forward the suggestion to
Tensions between the USSR and the United States rocketed after it came to the American Government’s knowledge that the USSR were setting up weapons in Cuba, a communist state in the Americas. The Soviet Union’s actions came as a result of American Missiles – namely Jupiter -being placed in Turkey, although there is a suggestion that the Soviet Union’s leader Nikita Khrushchev –according to his claims- placed missiles in Cuba as a shield of protection of the smaller country after America’s failed Bay of Pigs attempt of 1961. The aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis could be seen as a highly significant turning point. The agreement that both sides came to meant that Missiles were removed from Turkey and Cuba, and that Fidel Castro’s leadership on Cuba was strengthened. As a result, a Moscow-Washington hotline was also created -enabling a direct means of contact between the USA and USSR- which to an extent could have been seen as ground breaking due to the Communist/Capitalist line of communication being created.
With reference to the Marshall Plan, the Berlin blockade and airlift and the Cuban Missile Crisis, it is shown that America’s various attempts to contain communism from spreading throughout the world, eliminated the Soviet threat and controlled the spread of communism. Works Cited Simkin, J. (n.d.). The Marshall Plan. Retrieved November 6, 2011, from http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAmarshallP.htm Bureau of Public Affairs, U. D. (n.d.).
I hate Imperialism, Capitalism, Monopolism, and last but not least Neo-Colonialism. I believe that to put an end to the world’s problems, a World Revolution needs to take place. To put my ideology to reality, I joined the 26th of July Movement and successfully overthrew the U.S backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. I trained the militia forces that successfully repelled the Bay of Pigs Invasion made by the U.S backed Cuban Exiles. I assisted the Soviet Union in transporting its’ Nuclear Missiles into Cuba to cause the Cuban Missile Crisis.