Bundle of 4 - Cold War - JFKs Foreign Policy Involvement

Bundle of 4 - Cold War - JFKs Foreign Policy Involvement
Bundle of 4 - Cold War - JFKs Foreign Policy Involvement
Bundle of 4 - Cold War - JFKs Foreign Policy Involvement
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This is a bundle of 4 highly animated, power point presentations on the Cold War - JFK's Foreign Policy: The Cuban Missile Crises, Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Vietnam War. All four presentations together number 76 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
Communist Threat
The Peace Corp
Alliance for Progress
West Germany
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile Crises
Catastrophe Avoided
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
Missiles Discovered
Threat to the United States
USSR’S Reasons
Weighing the Options
Kennedy’s TV Address
Showdown at Sea
Standoff Continues
A Deal is Offered
A Deal is Made
Legacy of the Crises
Timeline (2)
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 #3 is entitled, the Cold War - The Bay of Pigs Invasion contains 23 slides and covers the following:

Bay of Pigs Invasion
Cubans Flee
CIA Prepares
Ready to Invade
Choice of Landing Site
Castro Responds
B-26 Bombers
Attack Defeated
Intruders Surrender
Heads Roll
Air Force Failure
Kennedy’s Poor Decisions
Missile Crises
End of Presentation

In the 1960s, the United States remained committed to Cold War goals and sought to stem the spread of Communism around the globe. Continuing the policy of containment, the United States sent more and more troops to Vietnam. There, bogged down in jungle-fighting and bombing campaigns, the United States became enmeshed in a long and costly war.

When the United States finally left the Vietnamese to determine their own fate in the early 1970s, Americans had a major mood of distrust of government.

Power point #4 is entitled, the Cold War - The Vietnam War contains 22 slides and covers the following:

JFK’s Foreign Policy
Kennedy Administration
Kennedy & Cuba
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Cuban Missile Crises
The Brink of Nuclear War
Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Fear of Losing Vietnam
National Liberation Front
Kennedy War Buildup
Johnson’s Dilemma
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Nixon Inherits the War
Premature Announcement
The War Finally Ends
Vietnam Legacy: Policy Changes
Vietnam Legacy: Changed Attitudes
Vietnam Legacy: Mistrust of Government
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Cold War.
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