John F. Kennedy was president for just over
1,000 days. Your task is to give him a grade for his efforts. In the process
of grading your group will have to correctly fill in the chart below. The
answers for the "Issue or Problem" category are listed below.
You will have to fill in the "Actions Taken by Kennedy in the Area"
based on information you find in your reading.
Issues or Problems
A young Cuban revolutionary named Fidel Castro
had taken over Cuba in 1959 and was accepting aid from the Soviet Union.
He was turning Cuba into a communist society
Continued nuclear testing was threatening
world peace and the environment
The living standard in many Latin American
countries was low and they were susceptible to Fidel Castro's brand of
The Soviets (Khrushchev) were mad about the
large exodus of East Germans and East Berliners to West Berlin and West
Germany. They threatened to close off all access to West Berlin and West
The Soviets were putting missiles armed with
nuclear warheads in Cuba that were aimed at the United States
The USA was in a recession and unemployment
stood at 6%
There was a lot of misery and pverty in underdeveloped
countries of the world (Asia, Africa, and Latin America)