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How kennedy handled the cuban missile crisis

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Current Event November 22, 2013

How Kennedy Handled the Cuban Missile Crisis

50 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Looking back on the key moments in his presidency, the Cuban Missile Crisis stands out. In 1962, the U.S came dangerously close to igniting a global nuclear war with the Soviet Union. President John F. Kennedy showed that in a time of crisis, one must ultimately worry about not just protecting his own American citizens but about all people. Listen to this story to hear how JFK urged diplomacy despite the pressure for war.

US History II World History II

Story Length: 4:54

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National Public Radio © 2013

AIR DATE: 11/13/2013

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