This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the Cold War - the Bay of Pigs Invasion & The Cuban Missile Crises. Both presentations together number 42 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Since the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Fidel Castro had grown increasingly antagonistic towards the United States and their interests. The Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations authorized the CIA to come up with ways to remove him: attempts were made to poison him, anticommunist groups inside Cuba were actively supported, and a radio station beamed slanted news at the island from FL.
The CIA even contacted the mafia about working together to assassinate Castro. Nothing worked. In April 1961 the United States government sponsored an attempt by Cuban exiles to assault Cuba and overthrow Fidel Castro and the communist government he led.
The exiles were well armed and trained in Central America by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The attack failed due to: The selection of a poor landing site. Inability to disable the Cuban Air Force. Overestimation of the Cuban people’s willingness to support a strike against Castro.
The diplomatic fallout from the failed Bay of Pigs invasion was considerable and led to an increase of cold war tensions. The “Bay of Pigs” was a very important point in relations the Cold War and between the US and Cuba. It made rebels and communists all over Latin America look to Cuba as an example of a tiny country that could resist imperialism even when outgunned. It solidified Castro's position and made him a hero around the world in countries that were dominated by foreign interests.
Power point #1 is entitled, the Cold War - The Bay of Pigs Invasion 23 slides and covers the following:
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Ready to Invade
Choice of Landing Site
Air Force Failure
Kennedy’s Poor Decisions
End of Presentation
During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores. Following this news, many people feared the world was on the brink of nuclear war.
Disaster was avoided when the U.S. agreed to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s offer to remove the Cuban missiles in exchange for the U.S. promising not to invade Cuba. Kennedy also secretly agreed to remove U.S. missiles from Turkey.
Both the Americans and Soviets were sobered by the Cuban Missile Crisis. The following year, a direct “hot line” communication link was installed between WDC and Moscow to help defuse similar situations, and the superpowers signed 2 treaties related to nuclear weapons.
The Cold War was far from over. Another legacy of the crisis was that it convinced the Soviets to increase their investment in an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the U.S. from Soviet territory.
Power point #2 is entitled, the Cold War - The Cuban Missile Crises contains 19 slides and covers the following:
Tensions Already High
Threat to the United States
Weighing the Options
Kennedy’s TV Address
Showdown at Sea
A Deal is Offered
A Deal is Made
Legacy of the Crises
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Cold War.