Thirteen Days; a Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Fun Activities

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Timeline

Make a timeline for the events preceding the Cuban Missile Crisis to the withdrawal of missiles from Cuba. Include specifics such as the date that JFK made a public announcement or the date that Khrushchev sent the emotional letter.

Literary Connection

Read the novel The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman. Then write an essay comparing and contrasting the situations that brought about World War I and the circumstances that almost brought about World War III. Did Kennedy learn from history or was this an entirely different scenario?

Risk Essay

Scottish poet Alexander Smith once wrote that "everything is sweetened by risk." In an essay, first determine what was intended by this quote and then determine whether or not JFK would have agreed with him. Cite passages to support your conclusions.

Collage

Neustadt and Allison say "the decision to blockade thus emerged as...

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