The Cold War was fought on multiple fronts throughout the world. One of the Cold War's hot spots was Guatemala, where the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) deposed democratically elected President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman through covert operations in 1954. In this lesson, students explore why and how the U.S. got involved in Guatemala.
Image: Photograph of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman addressing a crowd of his supporters in 1954. From the Library of Congress.