Khrushchev wanted the us and the other allies out of

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Khrushchev wanted the US and the other Allies out of Berlin Contrast was embarrassing because West Berlin was doing better getting rebuilt Kennedy insisted Allies would not leave World Peace was gravely threatened Khrushchev threatened to throw Allies out of West Berlin Kennedy pointed out that this would just start a nuclear war Kennedy sad 70 million people could be killed in the first 10 minutes of war Khrushchev was unfazed – did not highly regard Kennedy Kennedy felt exhausted and beaten Berlin Wall Erected, August 1961 Rather than Military Action on Allies Kennedy built the Berlin Wall Kept East Berliners in This wall was to keep the East Berliners from getting out of the East A sign of weaknesses by Khrushchev People said Khrushchev should have attacked instead of building a wall to keep his people in
Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962 Soviets seek another way to challenge US Locate Missiles in Cuba, 90 miles away US had missiles in Turkey Khrushchev’s people told him that US wouldn’t stand for this Intended for Cuban defense In case Cuba was attacked again like Bay of Pigs But also targeted at US cities US considers responses Invasion with 150,000 troops? Soviets likely to respond elsewhere (most likely place to respond would be East Berlin) Decision made to use a blockade instead Like was used in blockading Berlin Soviets ships heading toward Cuba Supplies to Cuba US had all these ships wringing Cuba Intent on stopping these ships from getting supplies to Cuba “Do you kids realize that Earth might be destroyed by Monday?” Compromise is reached Kennedy proposed to pull missiles out of Turkey Khrushchev removes missiles from Cuba New Frontier Drews History 2112 2/27/2013 JFK’s assets WWII Navy record (PT109) Patrol dangerous waters for enemy ships that could potentially attack US His PT109 was hit and was sinking He helped save many lives personally Senator from Massachusetts Political Machine of his Father Father Joseph Kennedy Father was very close to Roosevelt and served in FDR’s administration And served as an ambassador to the British during WWII Family Fortune Joseph Kennedy had A LOT of money Importing liquor Steel Joseph Kennedy had 4 sons - Had great ambitions for this children - Felt oldest son Joe Kennedy Jr. had the greatest political potential died when his plane was shot down - After Joe, Joseph placed all his ambitions on John Kennedy Dynamic Personal Appeal Confident
Good looking Great speaker People trusted him, tended to believe what he said and wanted to follow him Excellent on Television Especially compared to Nixon on first televised presidential debate People who heard on radio thought Nixon won People who saw on TV said Kennedy won Kennedy - youngest elected president at 43 However, was not elected as president at that age

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