Allan ArciaP104/26/10Mr. ReidChapter 30 VocabularyMain Idea: This Chapter discusses how in the early 1980s, the U.S. faced Soviet threats relating to Cuba and to Berlin. The chapter also examines how the U.S. military involvement in Vietnam increased steadily throughout the 1960s. The Chapter also talks about how many Americans opposed the nation’s involvement in Vietnam and how many others believed that U.S. leaders were not doing enough to win the war. Lastly the chapter discusses how President Nixon put a plan in place to train and equip South Vietnamese soldiers to take the place of American troops.Bay of Pigs: (definition) an unsuccessful attempt by a CIA -trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support from US government armed forces, to overthrow the Cubangovernment of Fidel Castro. (Significance) The Bay of Pigs was significant because it was part of retaliation against soviet threats relating to Cuba. The Bay of Pigs was plan made by the CIA in order to overthrow the Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro. This failed mission resulted in three things, one of which is that Soviet Premier Khrushchev concluding that President Kennedy was not a strong leader and could be bullied and thus the Soviet Union was able to threat the U.S. inrelations to Cuba. (Details)On April 17, 1961, about 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles landed at the Bay of Pigs in southern Cuba.Cuban Missile Crisis: (definition) a confrontation between the United States, the Soviet Union, and Cuba in October 1962, during the Cold War. (Significance) The Cuban Missile Crisis was significant because it was part of how the U.S. faced Soviet threats relating to Cuba. This crisis was the most dangerous Cold War dispute between the Americans and the Soviets due to the fact that Soviet Missiles could easily reach the U.S. in a matter of minutes. (Details)For the next week, President Kennedy met secretly with advisers to determine how to deal with the Cuban missile crisis. They explored several options, including invading Cuba and bombing the missile sites.