The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 pushed to United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war. In this lesson, students examine letters between President Kennedy and Soviet Chairman Kruschev and a cable from Russian Ambassador Dobrynin to address the question: Why did the Russians pull their missiles out of Cuba?
[Teacher Materials and Student Materials updated on 10/17/18.]
Image: Photo of women strikers for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis taken by Phil Stanziola in 1962. From the Library of Congress.