- I can describe the emergence of the U.S. & the Soviet Union as global superpowers
- I can describe the factors that contributed to the Cold War, including the different ideologies and policies of the Soviet Bloc and the West
In class we started watching a movie about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Below is a YouTube stream of the entire movie. Watch the video, and answer the essential questions below it. Enjoy.
Essential Questions (p. 985)
- What are the 5 Ws of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
- How was brinksmanship used during the crisis? Provide specific examples.
- The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the United States and the Soviet Union ever came to nuclear war. Why?