Cuban Missile Crisis

By: Katlyn Johnson & Bently Pagura

Who?

  • Castro
  • Kennedy
  • Nikita Khrushchev

When & Where?

  • October 19, 1962 - October 28, 1962
  • Cuba

Why?

  • Over the positioning of Nuclear missiles in Cuba.
  • Closest they came to nuclear war.

What?

  • Soviet Union and U.S. began detente.
  • First telephone "Hotline" was installed.

How?

  • There was a blockade of Cuba.
  • U.S. sought out survival supplies for bomb shelters.

Timeline:

  • 1959 - Fidel Castro assumes power after the Cuban Revolution
  • 1960 - Cuba openly aligns itself with the Soviet Union and their policies.
  • 1961 - Khrushchev and Kennedy meet.
  • 1961 - U.S. terminates diplomatic relations.
  • 1962 - Senator Kenneth Keating tells the senate that there is evidence of Soviet missile installations in Cuba.
  • 1962 - Missile sites photographed.