Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis to Detente
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The Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis to Détente Activity: Document Analysis: Khrushchev's letter of 26 October
Khrushchev's letter to Kennedy on 26 October was central to the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In this exercise your students will review that letter and consider its terms. Like Kennedy and his advisors, they must think about the tone ...
The Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis to Détente Activity: Speech Analysis: President Kennedy Announces the Blockade
The discovery of missiles in Cuba provided President Kennedy with an unprecedented challenge and opportunity—to present his case for a war-threatening naval blockade directly to the American people. In this exercise your students will look at h...