This reasonable step on your part persuades me that your are showing solicitude. Kennedy addresses the nation on the cuban missile crisis. Designed to help policymakers, students, and interested citizens draw lessons from these critical events half a century ago, this site not only provides background on the crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster in october 1962 but also offers tools to understand how. Gen power pinning dfc on pilots and congratulating each and giving short speech. And i have no doubt that most cubans today look forward. President kennedy speech cuban missile crisis 10231963 new playlist in my channel called u.
Harvard kennedy schools belfer center has created this site as a resource for the cuban missile crisis. John f kennedy cuban missile crisis speech youtube. Inside the white house during the cuban missile crisis, a 2000 docudrama directed by roger donaldson about the crisis. The first week of the cuban missile crisis played out in secret. U thant on the adoption of measures in order to avoid contact by our ships and thus avoid irreparable fatal consequences. Kennedy issued an order to blockade soviet ships from traveling to cuba. Kennedys address on cuba president kennedy addresses the nation on the evening of monday, october 22, 1962, as the threat of soviet missiles in cuba nears its peak. President kennedy had taken pains to be sure eisenhower was briefed on the cuban missile crisis by john mccone, first on october 17 to give him the news of the deployment and then again on october 21 to tell the former president about the blockadeultimatum decision. I want to say a few words to the captive people of cuba, to whom this speech is being directly carried by special radio facilities. Listen to kennedy diary recording of cuban missile crisis. On october 22, 1962 president kennedy addressed the nation on the buildup of soviet nuclear.
The fear of losing cuba in an invasion the cuban missile crisis was a conflict during the cold war, between the soviet union and the united states cuban missile crisis. How the kennedys handled the cuban missile crisis cnn video. Speech by nikita khrushchev on the cuban crisis 23 may 1963 text on 23 may 1963, at a meeting marking the friendship between the peoples of the soviet union and the republic of cuba, nikita khrushchev, first secretary of the communist party of the soviet union, summarises the cuban crisis. Video clip and full text transcript of jfks cuban missile address, broadcast from washington d. October 22, 1962 president kennedys cuban missile crisis oval office address. Throughout the crisis over soviet missiles in cuba, kennedy and khrushchev displayed qualities of rashness and restraint, of energy and empathy, that contributed to the onset and the resolution of the most dangerous moment in the cold warindeed, in all of human history. This version of president kennedys cuban missile crisis speech is complete and unedited. Many times in the past, the cuban people have risen to throw out tyrants who destroyed their liberty. The president chose the blockade option, which he labeled in this speech as a strict quarantine. Kennedy diary recording of cuban missile crisis on october 18, 1962, president kennedy met with nine of his advisers to discuss what to do about the soviet missiles that u. Inside the white house during the cuban missile crisis. Finally, students will compose a letter to khrushchev from the perspective of.
Lessons from the cuban missile crisis miller center. Kennedys oval office address during the cuban missile crisis. They also took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail. Kennedy delivered a nationwide televised address about the discovery of soviet missiles in cuba and the u. Cuban missile crisis usaf awards presentation, 11281962. Kennedy s speech about the cuban missile crisis 1962. May talked about the new book which they edited, the kennedy tapes.
After participating in a mock airraid, students will listen to the actual speech president kennedy gave during the crisis to address the soviet threat coming from cuba, and discuss the implications for american citizens during the period. Questioning conventional wisdom in the covid19 crisis, with dr. Speech by nikita khrushchev on the cuban crisis 23 may. Kennedy, martin hellman, nuclear deterrence, nuclear risk, nuclear war, nuclear weapons, stanford.
Watch or listen to kennedys speech during one of the major confrontations of the cold war. Kennedy and his advisers quietly evaluated the results of the u2 overflights and formulated a response. Kennedys speech on radio and television october 22, 1962. Rhetorical devices of kennedys cuban missile crisis speech. Kennedy made public the presence of soviet missiles in cuba in this speech to the american people.
On october 22, kennedy in a nationally and internationally broadcast speech announced a naval quarantine of all ships bound for cuba. Analysis of president kennedys cuban missile crisis speech. Kennedy inaugural address, fidel castro, bay of pigs, missiles, russia, sviet union, john f. Kennedy delivered his cuban missile crisis speech on television to alert americans that soviet missiles were discovered in cuba and that the united states would use military force if necessary. Khrushchev to kennedy october 26, 1962 cuban missile. This entry was posted in uncategorized and tagged cold war, cuban missile crisis, deterrence, jfk, jfk air strike speech, jfk airstrike speech, john f. President kennedys address on cuba in 1962 full youtube. The cuban missile crisis was perhaps the greatest test of john f. Kennedy library and museum cuban missile crisis page. The cuban missile crisis would become one of kennedys most lasting legacies. It is with great satisfaction that i studied your reply to mr. Additionally, in this speech, the president warned the russians that any missile attack from cuba would be considered an attack from soviet russia and bring a full retaliatory response from the united states against russia itself. In response to the cuban missile crisis, former president john f.
He requested, for instance, the names of all the cuban doctors in. Kennedy came out of the cuban missile crisis better than. I speak to you as a friend, as one who knows of your deep attachment to your fatherland, as one who shares your aspirations for liberty and justice for all. Inside the white house during the cuban missile crisis edited by ernest r. Harvard university press, 1997 all times indicated are approximate tuesday, october 16, 11. That was the beginning of the cuban missile crisisa confrontation between the two giant atomic nations, the u. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the cuban missile crisis, archival materials, including audiotapes from white house meetings and television footage. Kennedy addressed the nation in 1962 during the cuban missile crisis, igniting an embargo that would last more than 50 years.
This government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the soviet military buildup on. It was in the period of the thirteen days that the world came close to experiencing the first war, in. Soviet leader, nikita khrushchev, and cuban leader, fidel castro, had joined alliance together, against the. Oval office address on the cuban missile crisis john f. Jfk spoke to a panicked nation on the evening of october 22, 1962. That was the beginning of the cuban missile crisis a confrontation between the two giant atomic nations, the u. Navy would stop and board any ship suspected of carrying offensive weapons and would not allow any ship to proceed if it did have such weapons. Secret jfk speech could have signaled start of wwiii. Kennedy, commenting on the cuban missile crisis, 27.
This government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the soviet military buildup on the island of cuba. President kennedys cuban missile crisis oval office. Kennedy addresses the nation on the cuban missile crisis derrick hubbard. Access the kennedy library digital archives, which includes 300,000 scanned documents, films, and audio clips with materials such as early drafts of the john f. Kennedy speaks during a televised speech to the nation about the strategic blockade of cuba and his warning to the soviet union about missile sanctions during the cuban missile crisis october 24, 1962 in washington, dc.1039 692 1170 1436 450 705 1018 1053 896 600 859 216 1048 488 225 964 211 806 86 1198 1379 524 241 596 592 913 1322 883 292 606 790 450 1234