Refugees the attempt failed and resulted in the

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refugees, the attempt failed and resulted in the capture of US refugees and personal embarrassment for President Kennedy. In 1962 he helped rescue the prisoners from the Bay of Pigs, 1113 prisoners were released in exchange for food and medical supplies
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valued at 53 million dollars. The Cuban Missile Crisis was perhaps the worlds closest approach to a Nuclear War. Ever since W.W.II there had been a lot of anger and suspicion between the US and the Soviet Union. This “Cold War” was a struggle between the Soviet Union’s communist system of government and Americas democratic system. Because there was no trust between two countries, they both spent large sum’s of money building nuclear weapons to use if a war did start. We placed some of our missiles in Turkey, which was in range of the USSR. In the Fall of 1962, we heard rumors that the USSR had placed in Cuba, which was in range of south eastern United States. Kennedy arranged for spy planes to fly over Cuba. The planes spotted a missile. Kennedy demanded that the Soviet Union dismantle and remove the missiles or he was going to create a naval blockade around Cuba to prevent the arrival of anymore weapons. On October 28, the USSR agreed to remove the missiles, if we removed ours from Turkey. In August 1963, The United States and The Soviet Union signed a treaty that outlawed nuclear bomb tests in air, underwater, or in space. Kennedy did a lot for African Americans in the 1960’s. In September 1962, the nation forced the threat of violence in
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the State of Mississippi. James Meredith, an African American and Air Force veteran, applied and was admitted to the University of Mississippi. However, when he arrived on campus, university officials would not let him go to class because he was black. Both John and Robert (his brother) Kennedy had long talks over the telephone with the governor of Mississippi, Ross Barnett. However they failed to convince him to allow James Meredith to attend classes. In order to enforce the Constitution and to protect Meredith, Kennedy ordered the National Guard and federal marshals to the University. After a riot in which two people died and dozens were injured, Meredith registered for classes and segregation ended at the University of Mississippi. A similar incident happened almost a year later in Alabama. African American students were not allowed to attend the University of Alabama, once again, President Kennedy had to send in soldiers to protect the students. He decided to speak on national television about civil rights. He said Americans had a legal and moral responsibility to provide equal access to education and guarantee voting rights for all citizens. He helped to end segregation in the south. John Kennedy accomplished so much in his three years as president of the Untied States of
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