The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Shipment That Almost Brought An Atomic War
The Cuban Missile Crisis was an event where President J.F.K learned that the Soviet Union was sending atomic missiles and creating missile bases in Cuba pointing at the U.S. Kennedy was mad at Castro, from Cuba because he allowed the Soviet Union to have the atomic missile bases. Because of this, Kennedy put a block on all shipments to Cuba. The bay of pigs attack, an attempt to overthrow Castro and start a war did not help.The leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev was mad about this and almost fired the atomic weapons. Luckily, Kennedy made a deal and we didn't have an atomic war, but some people still think of how close we were to having an atomic war and dying.
The biggest similarity I see between modern days and The Cuban Missile Crisis is being involved.When President Kennedy found The Soviet Union was sending Cuba nuclear weapons, he got involved and almost brought an atomic war. President Obama got involved with the Isis group. luckily, they both didn't bring anything to the U.S like the bay of pigs attack was in Cuba and the Isis group is in Iraq.
The difference between modern days and the Cuban Missile Crisis is when we get involved now a days,we usually don't have to worry about an atomic war. The U.S is a safe place now because we don't have any wars going on near us.In The Cuban Missile Crisis days, it was not as safe. Other wars were going on that included us like the Vietnam war and the Cold War and we just went through World War Two. Everyone was scared that Khrushchev was going to make an atomic war because they knew that that the U.S was not that safe right now and they were not prepared for another war, especially an atomic one.
Here is a picture of Kennedy sending troops to Cuba like Obama sent troops to Iraq.
Here is a picture that symbolizes we are a very safe place. now and we don't really have to worry about a war coming to the U.S