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Primary Sources: Major Events: Cuban Missile Crisis
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"Documents concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962--a major confrontation that brought the Soviet Union and the United States close to war over the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba. The documents are drawn from countries all around the world and discuss armament and military supplies sent to Cuba, troop training, security issues in the region, and relations with the US. There are many items of correspondence during the crisis itself, including letters between Soviet representatives in Cuba, the US, the UN, and the USSR Foreign Ministry."
This video features five critical speeches: Winston Churchill's two wartime speeches; Adlai Stevenson's Cuban Missile Crisis speech to the UN; Richard Nixon's "Checkers" speech; Barbara Jordan's statement on impeachment; and Golda Meir's "Peace in the Middle East" speech.
"Presents the text of a speech given by Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, U.S. Representative to the United Nations (U.N.), and Valerian A. Zorin, Soviet ambassador to the U.N., on October 25, 1962, which deals with the Cuban missile crisis."
"Presents the text of a letter written in 1962 by the United States president to Chairman Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union concerning the Cuban missile crisis. Demand of cessation of all activities to arm Cuba; Role of the United Nations; Closing comments."