This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of John F. Kennedy and the defining events of his presidency. All three presentations together number 73 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. 43-year-old John F. Kennedy became the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic to hold the office of president.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, developments in the Space Race, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Civil Rights Movement, the "New Frontier" domestic program, abolishment of the federal death penalty, and increased U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War all took place during his presidency.
He was born into one of America’s wealthiest families and parlayed an elite education and a reputation as a military hero into a successful run for Congress in 1946 and for the Senate in 1952. As president, Kennedy confronted mounting Cold War tensions in Cuba, Vietnam and elsewhere. He also led a renewed drive for public service and eventually provided federal support for the growing civil rights movement.
On November 22, 1963, the president and his wife landed in Dallas. From the airfield, the party then traveled in a motorcade to the Dallas Trade Mart, the site of Jack’s next speaking engagement. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., as the motorcade was passing through downtown Dallas, shots rang out; Kennedy was struck twice, in the neck and head, and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #35 - John F Kennedy and contains 31 slides and covers the following:
Background Summaries (2)
Road to the Presidency
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile Crises
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Viet Nam Escalation
Warren Commission Report
Committee on the Assassination
Multiple Gunman Theories
End of Presentation
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 #2 is entitled, Cold War Era - The Bay of Pigs Invasion and contains 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 #3 is entitled, Cold War Era - The Cuban Missile Crises and 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....US Presidents.