In 1962, the Soviet Union stationed missiles in Cuba, instigating the Cuban Missile Crisis. President Kennedy ordered the Soviets to remove their missiles, instituted a naval blockade of Cuba as Soviet ships approached, and for several days the world was on the brink of nuclear war. Eventually, the Soviet leadership ordered the removal of the missiles from Cuba.
The student will apply social science skills to understand the United States’ foreign policy during the Cold War era by d) evaluating and explaining how policy changes impacted the United States’ relationships in Latin America;
Confrontation between the United States and Cuba