Unformatted text preview: IR 100 The Linked Problems of Berlin and Cuba The Origins of Vietnam Oct. 15 and 17, 2007 Prof. Mary Elise Sarotte Dean’s Office Midterm Feedback Please take and fill out the front side of an Please anonymous midterm feedback form. anonymous Then, on the back of the form, please indicate Then, your TA’s name and answer the following questions: What, if anything, do you think… questions: works well in Prof. Sarotte’s lectures? should be changed in Prof. Sarotte’s lectures? works well in your section? should be changed in your section? Please return the form to a TA - thank you! Information about Pop Quiz As stated in the syllabus, there are no make-up As pop quizzes pop Only one pop quiz grade will count If you miss both pop quizzes, you will receive an If F for that component of the grade for Only acceptable excuses: written notice delivered Only to your TA in advance of scheduled absence (for in sports, ROTC, disability-related reasons) or medical written notice delivered as soon as you are well enough are Upcoming due dates Midterm: Monday Oct. 22 (disabled students, check with TA) - remember to bring bluebooks check Paper topic due: in your section, week of Oct. 29 week Paper outline and bibliography due: in lecture, Paper Monday Nov. 19 - note change of location on Monday updated syllabus (on Blackboard) updated Movie on Nov. 21: “9/11” (2002), Director James Movie Hanlon, filmed by the Naudet brothers Hanlon, Paper due: in lecture, Monday Dec. 3 Final Exam: Fri., Dec. 14, in this room (disabled students, check with TA) students, Dr. Strangelove IR100 Event Film Show (optional) Place: The Leavey Library Auditorium Date: October 16, 2007 Time: 6pm - 8pm RSVP: usc.facebook.com/event.php?eid=5034384962 Or email Kosal Monday Outline
The Cold War in the 1950s, abroad and at The home (see reading in Levine this week) home McCarthyism The Space Race From Ike to JFK Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1954 U2 Spy Plane 50 years ago this month: Sputnik President Kennedy with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara Dean’s Office Midterm Feedback Total number of responses returned: 107 Answers to question “Does this course meet the Answers goals stated…?” goals Yes: 82 Yes: 82 Partly: 12 No: 12 Left blank: 1 …continued
Understanding links to contemporary events Understanding links to broader analytical Understanding concepts concepts Practicalities: Information on requirements Practicalities: for paper, readings, specific modifications to course to Wednesday outline, and key questions for readings:
How did Kennedy face the challenge of How leading the nation in the Cold War? From Berlin to Cuba to Vietnam: Proxy From conflicts? conflicts? What are the short and long-term What consequences of his administration’s choices? choices? Cuban Missile Crisis Readings
Blackboard reading: from President Blackboard Kennedy’s own secret tapes Kennedy’s Further primary documents and overview in Further Merrill Merrill Key dates in the story of the “Missiles of October” 17-20 April 1961: Bay of Pigs April 1962: US Jupiter missiles became April operational in Turkey operational 14 Oct. 1962: U2 photos of San Cristobal 22 Oct.: Kennedy tells US public on TV 24 Oct.: beginning of “quarantine” 27 Oct. (Sat.): key day, see reading 27 28 Oct. (Sun.): end of crisis Ho Chi Minh US involvement in Vietnam 1950: The United States began to support the 1950: French in their attempts to put down nationalist insurgency By the year 1954, the US was actually paying By nearly 80 percent of the costs of what was still theoretically a "French" campaign in Indochina. 7 May 1954: massive French defeat at Dien Bien May Phu Phu Four Signs of a Thaw First, June 1963: American University speech Second, President Kennedy directed the Second, installation of a telephone "hot-line" between Washington DC and Moscow Washington Third, he provided active support for a nuclear test Third, ban treaty, which passed the Senate with a vote of 80-19 in September 1963 80-19 Finally, in October 1963, in the month before his Finally, death, the approved the sale of $250 million in surplus wheat to the Soviet Union surplus IR 100 The Linked Problems of Berlin and Cuba The Origins of Vietnam Oct. 15 and 17, 2007 Prof. Mary Elise Sarotte ...
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