John F. Kennedy (JFK)

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In this powerpoint you will find a lesson on the 35th President of the United States. You will find the discussion on the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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2. Presidency His time in office was dubbed Camelot because with Kennedys inauguration the nation had hope of a new beginning, like the legend of King Arthur and his court. JFK presented a program for reform, called the New Frontier, that would foster the development of capitalism Create the idea of Americanization in foreign countries which meant that they were taught English, US History, government and culture 3. In the 1960s Kennedy met with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna to discuss the city of Berlin; two months later the Berlin Wall was erected Nov. 22, 1963; while campaigning in Dallas JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald 4. Bay of Pigs Early in his administration he authorized the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba The Bay of Pigs operation was an Eisenhower administration plan, that JFK did not know about till becoming President. The goal of the invasion was to start a rebellion against Fidel Castro ending with his removal. Plan called for the use of exiled Cuban men, trained by the CIA. Upon getting to Cuban that would have received US military aid. Invasion ended with failure with much of the exiled forces being captured or killed 5. Cuban Missile Crisis The most intense moment of JFKs administration occurred during the Cuban Missile Crisis The Crisis occurred over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles in Cuba, in October 1962 During the Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in 6. After Kennedy addressed the nation on Oct. 22, most people feared the world was on the brink of nuclear war disaster was avoided when the U.S. agreed to Soviet leader Khrushchev's offer to remove the Cuban missiles in exchange for the U.S. promising not to invade Cuba; secretly the US had to remove missiles from Turkey