Adam Ruins Everything: The Cause of the Crisis
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An animated and cited examination of Soviet motivations for placing nuclear missles in Cuba during the Cold War. It clarifies that the United States actually caused the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. What is the traditional version of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
  2. What upset Khruschev in 1961?
  3. How did Khruschev react?

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the impact of significant national and international decisions and conflicts...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe U.S. responses to Soviet aggression after World War II, including the Truman Doctrine, the ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the following major events of the Cold War, including the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the effects of major new military technologies on World War I, World War II, and the Cold War

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