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  • Each essay must be at least 1000 words (3 1/2 pages)
  • Must use 12 inch font, double spaced, regular 1 inch margins.
  • No cover page, instructor’s name, name of the class, time of class, etc., is necessary.
  • Simply type your name in the upper right hand corner of the paper.
  • This is an informal essay so footnotes and a works cited page are not needed. Only use quotation marks if DIRECTLY quoting professor’s written lecture and when using a direct quote from the text. When quoting from the text, include page number in parenthesis from where quote was taken. Avoid using long quotes.
  • In addition to the essay rubric provided in the module, the grading rubric will use a scale of 75% content, 25% grammar and sentence structure
  • Each essay should include a thesis statement (the point you intend to make), supporting paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.

Who or what did the American government consider the biggest threat against its freedom and way of life in the 1950s? Was this a justified fear? What policies were put in place and what theories arose to deter the expansion of Communist ideology abroad and at home? Identity and decribe some American backed international bodies that were established after World War II? Why were these important? Did the Soviet Union have an equivalent, if so what was it? What happened to Germany after WWII? What happened to American institutions after WWII? Identity those institutions. Why did this “institutional militarization” occur? Why did Harry Truman eventually denounce the CIA? What was the root of contention between President Kennedy and the Joint Chiefs? Why did they grow to mistrust each other? Was Castro’s life in danger by American entities? If so, why? What operations did the Pentagon, CIA, and Joint Chiefs come up with in order to take out Castro and develop a pretext to attack Cuba? Who were the central players of the Cuban Missile Crisis? Why did Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev place missiles in Cuba? Why did Castro purchase nuclear missiles from the Soviet Union. Why was this a tremendous gamble? Is there evidence that JFK was changed as a result of the crisis? If so, what is it? What revelations about political leadership does the Cuban Missile Crisis offer?