Cuban Missle Crissis

  • the start

    the start
    The U.S. terminates diplomatic and consular relation with Cuba after cuba lined themselves up with the U.S.S.R and the policies and rules they had
  • J.F.K promise

    J.F.K promise
    President Kennedy promises the U.S. will not intervene militarily to take away power from Castro.
  • Castro's army

    Castro's army
    a group of Cuban exiles invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to set off an anti-Castro rebellion. The invasion failed and more than a thousand Cuban rebels are captured by Castro's army.
  • Castro's thinking

    Castro's thinking
    Castro announced that Cuba took measures that would have made any direct U.S. attack on Cuba the equivalent of a world war. He had thoughts that the U.S.S.R. had invested greatly in helping defend his country.
  • the warning

    the warning
    Senator Kenneth Keating tells the Senate that there was evidence of Soviet missile installations in Cuba. then Kennedy was alerted to take action.
  • possible war

    possible war
    In a speech to the UN, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko warned that if America attack Cuba it could mean war with the Soviet Union.
  • action taken

    action taken
    Kennedy orderd a U-2 reconnaissance flight over western Cuba, but got delayed by bad weather until the 14th of oct. and Senator Keating charged six intermediate-range ballistic missile bases to be built in Cuba.
  • U-2 Flight

    U-2 Flight
    Photographs obtained by the U-2 flight provided evidence that Soviets had missiles in Cuba.
  • the meeting

    the meeting
    Bundy tells president then they call for a meeting of a group later to become know as EX-COMM, they discuss possible diplomatic and military courses of action
  • campaign

    Kennedy flew to Connecticut to campaign for the Democratic Party and congressional candidate Abe Ribicoff, afterwords after another U-2 flight on the night of the 17th, the military discovered intermediate range (IRBMs) SS-5 nuclear missiles.
  • speech

    Gromyko and Kennedy met up for a couple hours, Gromyko assured to Kennedy that Soviet said Cuba had been only for the "defensive capabilities of Cuba." Kennedy departs Washington for scheduled campaign speeches in Cleveland and the West Coast.
  • attack

    Kennedy meets with his advisors and orders a defensive quarantine instituted as soon as possible and he is told by General Maxwell Taylor that an air strike could not guarantee to destroy all Soviet missiles in Cuba, then requests that the press not deny him the "element of surprise" or he warns, "I don't know what the Soviets will do."
  • mission

    Congressional leaders assemble at the White House for a meeting with Kennedy. They are shown the photographic evidence of the Soviet missile installations. The congressional leaders express support, but many advocate stronger he also orders six Crusader jets to fly a low level reconnaissance mission.
  • military force

    military force
    Military forces go to DEFCON 2 the highest ever in U.S. history. A letter is sent to Khrushchev laying the responsibility for the crisis on the Soviet Union and
    EX-COMM discusses a proposal to withdraw U.S. missiles from Turkey in exchange for the withdrawal of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
  • Agreement of Peace

    Agreement of Peace
    Khrushchev sends a letter to Kennedy proposing removing his missiles if Kennedy would publicly announce never to invade Cub, then a new letter from Khrushchev arrives, proposing a public trade of Soviet missiles in Cuba for U.S. missile in Turkey and Khrushchev later announces over Radio Mscow that he has agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba.