Kennedy and the Cold War

Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
What two responses were immediately debated?
invasion, naval quarantine
Why did President Kennedy maintain his official schedule?
to avoid scaring the public
Based on the map, why would the president want to take quick action to stop the building of the missile sites?
The map shows that nuclear missiles launched from Cuba could strike almost anywhere in the United States.
What does this tell you about the likelihood of military action against Cuba, in spite of the risks?
It was being seriously considered by many in the group.
Why do some members of the military oppose the idea of a “surgical strike” against Cuba?
because it cannot be limited
Which statement best summarizes Kennedy’s message?
Standing up to Cuba and the Soviet Union is dangerous but necessary.
According to Kennedy, why is the United States especially suited for this conflict?
It has always stood up for freedom.
What does Khrushchev accuse Kennedy of doing?
starting a war
Does Khrushchev seem willing to back down?
no
How did Fidel Castro respond to Kennedy’s quarantine?

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In this letter, Khrushchev is saying that he Kennedy’s terms.
agrees to
How is the tone of this letter different from Khrushchev’s letter on Day 9?
It is less emotional
Why might Kennedy have felt he won this confrontation with Khrushchev?
Khrushchev accepted Kennedy’s demand to remove Soviet missiles from Cuba.
What did the world learn from the Cuban missile crisis?

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1 and 4
In the wake of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Cuba
formed an alliance with the Soviet Union.
What was the event that started the Space Race?
the Sputnik launch
President Kennedy contributed to the civil rights movement by appointing African Americans to
government positions.
The United States formed NASA in 1958 to
lead its own space program.
Which event occurred in October of 1962, sparking the Cuban Missile Crisis?
American spy planes photographed Soviet missile bases on the island.
How did the environment in which Kennedy was assassinated contribute to its tragic impact?
It happened outside in a public place, where many people had gathered to watch him drive by.
The secret agreement that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis included
a promise by the United States not to invade Cuba again.
Which of the following best describes why President Kennedy believed education was important?
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He believed that better education would end disease and poverty.

As a result of Kennedy’s space plans, NASA created the Mercury program specifically
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to test new space technologies.

In what manner did hundreds of thousands of Americans pay their respects to President Kennedy when he died?
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They joined the Peace Corps.

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