Essay on Crisis and Aversion - The Story of Kennedy

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Crisis and Aversion - The Story of Kennedy

Regarding presidents that have come to pass in the United States, one stands out as the finest. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, known simply as JFK to the public, partook in numerous accomplishments making him one of the best leaders in the history of America. As the only president to win a Pulitzer Prize, Kennedy stands unchallenged with the amount of achievements in his single term. He established the Peace Corps, launched the first man to the moon and resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy’s actions during the crisis stood out particularly with the American people. All US citizens were unquestionably shaken, for at any moment, their life could be exterminated. “And so the chairman of the
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This organization including the United States, the United Kingdom, and many others formed to prevent a Soviet invasion and protect the world from the spread of communism. The opposing body, the Warsaw Pact, was formed by the Soviet Union to oppose NATO. To protect our allies, the US placed missiles in Turkey because of its propinquity to the Soviet Union. Nikita Khrushchev, the leader of the Soviet Union at this time, felt threatened by the placement of nuclear weapons so close to him. Khrushchev decided to meet Kennedy’s audacity and arranged the positioning of missiles in Cuba, the Soviet's incipient ally. Khrushchev's main goal during the shipment of the missiles was keeping it under the radar. If Kennedy found out about the delivery before it arrived, his plan wouldn't follow through. "They even "quarantined" Cuban officers who had seen too much" (Frankel 21). Khrushchev's paranoid actions payed off until the Senator of New York, Keith Keating, voiced his belief that there was a Soviet takeover in Cuba (Frankel 24). Suspicion arose in the White House and Kennedy began to plan accordingly. It took about a month for the missiles to arrive to Cuba and as soon as the news reached Kennedy, he immediately planned to snoop into Cuban territory using U-2 spy planes. The U-2s brought back eight cans of clear film, showing the newly established missile base. The sizes

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