Substitute

Students are to copy the video questions below on a sheet of paper that will be turned in at the end of class after viewing the video below:

1. Who took control of Cuba in 1959? Who did he overthrow and how did he deal with his enemies?

2. Why did Castro have to take over the foreign oil refineries in Cuba?

3. What was the name of the American failed attempt to invade Cuba? Why did it fail?

4. What problem did the USSR have with its nuclear arsenal? How could Cuba solve this problem?

5. Why did missiles in Cuba make the USA particularly vulnerable?

6. What was the reaction of the American people to the crisis? Why would this war be different to previous wars?

7. How did the Americans deal with this crisis?

8. What was the final agreement?

Students are to copy the video questions below on a sheet of paper that will be turned in at the end of class after viewing the video below:

1. How much was spent and how many people died in the Vietnam war?

2. Who was defeated at Diem Bien Phu in 1954? Why was this important?

3. Who was Ho Chi Minh? How did the US see him?

4. Why did the USA get involved in Vietnam? (CLUE – explain the Domino Theory)

5. What did President Johnson do when he took over as President after Kennedy’s assassination?

6. What did President Johnson do when he took over as President after Kennedy’s assassination?

7. What problems faced the US in fighting the Viet Cong?

8. Why did the Paris Peace Talks fail?