How was the Cuban Missile Crisis resolved and with what significance?

In this lesson, you will study how tensions continued to increase over Cuba throughout 1962 and how the crisis was eventually solved. You will examine the consequences of the crisis for individual leaders and superpower relations and will consider how close the world came to nuclear war. Finally, you will evaluate what the main outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis was and what its impact was on the continuity of the Cold War.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.How far away from the US mainland is Cuba located?

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Q2.Who became the leader of Cuba in 1959?

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Q3.What happened to American property in Cuba?

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Q4.Who did Castro sign an agreement with in February 1960?

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Q5.Who did the CIA train in preparation for an invasion of Cuba?

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Q6.Which of the following was a consequence of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.How far away from the US mainland is Cuba located?

1/6

Q2.Who became the leader of Cuba in 1959?

2/6

Q3.What happened to American property in Cuba?

3/6

Q4.Who did Castro sign an agreement with in February 1960?

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Q5.Who did the CIA train in preparation for an invasion of Cuba?

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Q6.Which of the following was a consequence of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion?

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How was the Cuban Missile Crisis resolved and with what significance?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What action did Kennedy decide to take in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases in Cuba in October 1962?

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Q2.What reaction did the Soviet ships take to the US naval blockade?

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Q3.What did Khrushchev demand in his first telegram to Kennedy on 26th October 1962?

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Q4.What did Khrushchev demand in his second telegram to Kennedy on 27th October 1962?

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Q5.What was Kennedy's response to Khrushchev's telegrams?

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Q6.How did the Cuban Missile Crisis affect tensions between the superpowers in the long term?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How was the Cuban Missile Crisis resolved and with what significance?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What action did Kennedy decide to take in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases in Cuba in October 1962?

1/6

Q2.What reaction did the Soviet ships take to the US naval blockade?

2/6

Q3.What did Khrushchev demand in his first telegram to Kennedy on 26th October 1962?

3/6

Q4.What did Khrushchev demand in his second telegram to Kennedy on 27th October 1962?

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Q5.What was Kennedy's response to Khrushchev's telegrams?

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Q6.How did the Cuban Missile Crisis affect tensions between the superpowers in the long term?

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