Fidel Castro

By: Tyler Solinsky

Essential Question


To what extent did Castro's revolution impact the future of Cuba?

History and Background

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926. at first, he used guerilla warfare to successfully overthrow the previous Cuban leader Batista. Later on as prime minister, Castro created a secret military and also economic relations with the Soviet Union. This would later lead to the Cuban Missile Crisis. He became president of Cuba in 1976.

Schooling and Intelligence

Growing up and throughout his schooling years he was intellectually gifted, however, he was more interested in sports than studies. He attended El Colegio de Belen. After he graduated in late 1945, he enrolled in law school at the University of Havana where he became immersed in the political climate of Cuban nationalism, anti-imperialism and socialism.

Cuban Missile Crisis/ Audio Visual Piece

Video Analysis piece

Because of the position prior to the cuban missile crisis that the U.S had with the soviets in dealing with the threat of communism, the U.S became exceedingly concerned with the increase of communism only 90 miles off our shore.

Journal Entry

Looking back at what I've done, reflecting on my legacy I have no regrets with my impact on Cuba. I have forever set my legacy in stone. I have made Cuba known to the world, the U.S and from this point on they will take us more seriously. When I established communications with Soviet Russia and put their missiles in my country I began to get nervous. I was not quite sure how the U.S would respond and who they would place the blame on. However if my plan does work it will forever make Cuba known to the U.S as well as the rest of the world.