This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the Cold War - JFK's Foreign Policy & The Cuban Missile Crises. Both presentations together number 31 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
The Cold War raged on in the 1960s. President Kennedy faced a confident Soviet Union and a sleeping giant in the People’s Republic of China. Fears of communist expansion plagued American foreign policy in places as distant as Vietnam and as close as Cuba.
Like his predecessors, Kennedy made containment his chief foreign policy goal. Abandoning Dwight Eisenhower's heavy reliance on nuclear deterrence, Kennedy expanded defense spending. The United States needed a “Flexible Response” capability.
To Kennedy, this meant a variety of military options depending upon the specific conditions. Conventional forces were upgraded. Included in this program was the establishment of special forces units similar to the Green Berets. Despite the expense, Kennedy believed communism was a menace that required maximal preparation.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - Kennedy's Foreign Policy contains 12 slides and covers the following:
The Cold War
The Peace Corp
Alliance for Progress
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile Crises
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.