Bay of Pigs Invasion

Bay of Pigs Invasion
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  • The Bay of Pigs Invasion By: John Kuppusamy
  • Fact: The U.S. was very worried when Fidel Castro overthrew the former Cuban president in 1959, because the U.S. was allies w/ that president and they owned most of Cuba's big resources.
  • Fact: Fidel Castro became outraged by the United States influence on Cuba, so he nationalized American-dominated industries, introduced land reform schemes and did other things to lower American influence.
  • Fact: In the early 1960's President Eisenhower responded to Fidel Castro by authorizing the C.I.A. to train Cuban exiles in Miami, to go overhtrow Castro.
  • Fact: In May of 1960, Fidel made diplomatic relations w/ the Soviet Union. The U.S. fired back by prohibiting the importation of Cuban sugar. In January of 1961, the U.S. cut off relations w/ Cuba, preparing for the invasion. 
  • Fact: The plan was to destroy Castro's air force first, but when they raided them, Castro already expected it so it failed. Two days later the Cuban exiles tried to invade a southern part of Cuba, called Bay of Pigs, but they were outnumbered and got either captured or killed.
  • Cuban Air Force Base AHEAD... 
  • Fact: The Bay of Pigs Invasion ended as a huge failure for JFK and the U.S. Also, JFK claimed he wasn't happy with the result, but he was not going to do anything that might start WW3. The Cuban Missile Crisis would eventually just makes things worse anyways.
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