Kennedy Presidency - Chapter 20
Kennedy Presidency domestic and foriegn policit
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Communist leader of Cuba
a wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West
Bay of Pigs
An unsuccessful invasion of Cuba in 1961, which was sponsored by the United States. Its purpose was to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Cuban Missile Crisis
In October 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union came close to nuclear war when President Kennedy insisted that Nikita Khrushchev remove the 42 missiles he had secretly deployed in Cuba. The Soviets eventually did so, nuclear war was averted, and the crisisended.
Limited Test Ban Treaty
prohibits nuclear weapons tests "or any other nuclear explosion" in the atmosphere, in outer space, and under water
(JFK) , volunteers who help third world nations and prevent the spread of communism by getting rid of poverty, Africa, Asia, and Latin America
The campaign program advocated by JFK in the 1960 election. He promised to revitalize the stagnant economy and enact reform legislation in education, health care, and civil rights.
The U.S. commission in charge with investigating the assassination of JFK. It came to the conclusion that Oswald was alone in his actions and advised to reform presidential security measures.
a competition of space exploration between the United States and Soviet Union
Lee Harvey Oswald
On November 22, 1963, he assassinated President Kennedy who was riding downtown Dallas, Texas. Oswald was later shot in front of television cameras by Jack Ruby.
Cuban Missile Crisis Responses
the 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba:1.Blockaded Cuba preventing any further shipments of missiles.
2.Warned the Soviet Union that if they did not remove the missiles we were going to use force.
3.Any missile attack by Cuba would trigger an all out attack against the Soviet Union.
JFK's brother and attorney general. Assassinated 1968
killed Lee Harvey Oswald
Leader of the Soviet Union from 1953-1964, during part of the Cold War. He was the leader of Russia during the nuclear arms race, who had many policies that were viewed as erratic by the US and his critics. He wanted to find a permanent solution for the problem of the divided Germany; he gave the US an ultimatum that was very unfavorable but continued to delay the deadline. He was deposed in 1964 by rivals but did not suffer a deadly fate as had many Russian rulers prior to him. He is significant because his rocky relationship with the US did not help to end the Cold War.
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