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Cuban Missile Crisis Assignment Directions: After watching the video and reading through the documents, respond to the questions below. Document A: Letter From Chairman Khrushchev to President Kennedy 1. What deal does Khrushchev propose to Kennedy? He proposed a deal that would oversee the removal of missiles from both Cuba and Turkey. 2. What is the tone of this letter? Provide a quote to support your claim. The tone is grave and stern. “But you have placed destructive missile weapons, which you call offensive, in Turkey, literally next to us.” 3. Do you think Khrushchev has the upper hand? Why or why not? Yeah, he had some solid points about us placing military bases all around them and their allies and made the US seem like the aggressors in the first place. Document B: Letter from President Kennedy to Chairman Khrushchev 4. In this letter Kennedy restates Khrushchev’s proposals. Does Kennedy include everything Khrushchev proposed? If not, why might have he left something out?

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