Fidel Castro

By James Flynn

Essential Question

Castro effected his country in good ways and bad ways.

Profile Of Castro

Name: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

Born: August 13 1926

He was the illegitimate son of a very wealthy farmer.Castro adopted leftist anti-imperialist politics. he tried to overthrow the old leader and was imprisoned for a year. Castro gained control of Cuba in 1959 and called it a free socialist nation in 1961. many called him a dictator due to his long rule and his execution of up to 30,000 political prisoners.

What Is Revolution


This video shows just what Castro believes in. he feels that revolution is challenging those who oppress the people and gaining your idea of freedom. Castro also believes that if you want freedom than you must work for it not just wait for it to happen.

Journal Entry

Today was a good day for the revolution. After Batista fled into exile we learned that Cantillo took control. We were told to take Cantillo out of power by the same person who imprisoned Castro. And today we took Cantillo out of power and Castro was given all the praise from the people.