Beautiful Senoritas Discussion Questions

Dolores Prida
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Research and write a report on the Cuban Revolution, which resulted in Fidel Castro's takeover of the country in 1959. What motivated Castro and those who supported him? What were their grievances against the government? How did they succeed militarily in their takeover? What was the role of guerrilla fighting in the conflict?

The cold war, which is now over, was the battle of beliefs between Western-style capitalism on the one side and Russian-style Communism on the other. Since Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba was Communist in nature, Cuba became the enemy of the United States in 1959. The two most serious moments in this long-standing enmity were the events known as the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban missile crisis. Research these events and prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation describing them and explaining how and why they were moments of crisis for the U.S. government.

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