This PowerPoint shows the causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and familiarizes students with the leaders of the United States, Russia, and Cuba in 1962. Students will be able to visually see the events that almost led up to a World War. They will see how the U.S. population protested against war. They will see how the US ships blockaded more missiles from going to Cuba. They will see how peace was finally achieved and compromises being made. At the end, students will see President Kennedy signing a Peace Treaty which would prevent nuclear attacks. This PowerPoint was written with young children in mind - 5th-8th grade.