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Cold War Communism Primary Source 2-Pack

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This fantastic primary source 2-pack includes 2 resources related to Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev, both from 1961: a famous speech and a secret telegram about his impressions of John F. Kennedy.

Khrushchev's speech was given at the annual Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. This is an abbreviated excerpt from it that details his views on the competition between capitalism and communism, America as an imperialist, and the plan for disarmament.

The second primary source is a top secret US telegram sent after Khrushchev met with President Kennedy in June 1961. The telegram explains Khrushchev's initial impression of Kennedy and how it changed over the course of their discussions.

Worksheets for both resources with open-ended questions designed to guide your students' understanding of the Cold War. Answer keys for both worksheets are also included for your convenience.

These resources can also be downloaded as part of my Cold War Complete Unit Bundle.

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