This is a 16 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the Cold War - Castro's Rise to Power. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
In 1959, Fidel Castro, also known as Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz took control of Cuba by force and remained its dictatorial leader for nearly 50 years. As the leader of the only communist country in the Western Hemisphere, Castro has been the focus of international controversy.
By July 1959, Castro had effectively taken over as leader of Cuba, which he remained for the next 4 decades.During 1959 and 1960, Castro made radical changes in Cuba, including nationalizing industry, collectivizing agriculture, and seizing American-owned businesses and farms. Also during these 2 years, Castro alienated the United States and established strong ties with the Soviet Union. Castro transformed Cuba into a communist country.
The United States wanted Castro out of power. In one attempt to overthrow Castro, the U.S. sponsored the failed incursion of Cuban-exiles into Cuba in April 1961 called the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Over the years, the U.S. has made hundreds of attempts to assassinate Castro, all with no success.
The presentation covers the following:
Importance of Castro
Becomes a Revolutionary
Castro Opposes Batista
Moncada Barracks Attack
July 26th Movement
Castro Takes Over Military
Castro Assumes Power
SCuban Missile Crises
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....The Cold War.