This is a 19 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the Cold War Era - The Cuban Missile Crises. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
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.
The presentation 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 power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....The Cold War.