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america and cuba

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Lena Landgraf

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of america and cuba

America VS Cuba America Dwight D. Eisenhower
Became known in WWII. he was a very skilled and sucsessful general.
He was a big contibutor to the attack on Normandy, otherwise known as D-Day
Because D-Day was a sucsess, that gave Eisenhower a lot of attention.
After the war was over, he was honored, and was such so sucsessful he became nominated for president.
He was in office from January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961. He served 2 terms.

Military Accomplishment-
General of the Army.
Army Distinguished Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters,
Legion of Merit,
Order of the Bath,
Order of Merit,
Legion of Honor Cuba Fidel Castro Fidel Castro had a really rough childhood.
From when he was young to when he was married and had kids, he didnt like the way Cuba ran and he wanted better for himself and his kids and all people of Cuba.
When he was 14 he sent a letter to the US president, asking for 10 dollars. After high school he developed a liking for politics and attended law school.
Castro finished law school and he joined the Partido Ortodox, a group of Cubans that believed in social justice and honest government and political freedom in Cuba. In that, he developed passionate nationalist views and an intense opposition against the United States.
He then joined the guerillas, he started out with only 82 followers, that soon became 800 followers.
From that point, he simply gained power by populartiy, by the people and was follwed around by journalists and radio&tv stations.

America's Reaction: When Cuba had their revolution and Fidel Castro took over, America was furious and even shaken. President Eisenhower took immediate and drastic measures for the safety of American people. He quickly cut off all connections with Cuba: jobs, trading and alliances. Cuba was in no stable place, life in Cuba at the time was absolutely tragic, when people are lost and looking some kind of support, they will do anything to get it and that is what the revolution was for them. But America and President Eisenhower did not understand it the way that Cuba did. Fidel Castro once said “North Americans do not understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.” Although we did not understand the exact circumstances, President Eisenhower made a good decision for the sake of the people. President Eisenhowers Fear; President Dwight Eisenhower was in a difficult situation. The more he attempted to punish Castro the closer he became to the Soviet Union. His main fear was that Cuba could eventually become a Soviet military base. To change course and attempt to win Castro's friendship with favorable trade deals was likely to be interpreted as a humiliating defeat for the United States. Instead Eisenhower announced that he would not buy any more sugar from Cuba. As a president, you need to care for the people and their safety and security and when President Eisenhower cut off all connections with Cuba; he was doing it for America’s safety. Castro Accomplishments; When Casto first became dictator, he had good intentions. He had very strong morals regarding alcohol, prostitution, drugs, homosexuality and gambling. . He believed those to be unsuccessful ways of living. And with that, he based his decisions off of his moral beliefs and views. Fidel Castro accomplished many things that very much helped Cuba during the 1950’s and 1960’s, the world was astounded at what he accomplished in Cuba. He was able to get free education across Cuba. Before, more than half of the children in Cuba had no opportunity to go to school. Before Castro took over, there were less than 6,000 doctors in Cuba. They were located only in the “rich” part of Cuba; Castro evenly distributed them across Cuba and helped build 3 medical training clinics. He also gave free health care, which was a success for some time. He was also able to execute six hundred murderers from the mass killings of the Cuban people by Battista. On Janurary 1, 1959, Fidel Castro took over Cuba. Although he denied being directly called a communist, he made Cuba a communist country and reigned as dictator for about 69 years. He was beneficial to cuba, but also destructive. America was shocked when he took over. During the cold war there was much tension and when this happened it heightened the world tension. President Eisenhower was really focused on dealing with the Soviet Union, and with the spread of communism.When Castro took over he cut off all connections and did all he could to stop Casto. There were many assination attempts and also the Bay of Pigs invastion. Conclusion;
So it seems to be obvious both America and Cuba had good intentions for making the decisions they each made. Although power and pride got to Fidels head, he made some good decisions for Cuba. A successful leader would give up certain things for the good of their people, and that is just what President Eisenhower and Fidel Castro did. President Eisenhower made a good decision to back off from Cuba and Fidel Castro made a good decision to help and restore Cuba.
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