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					    Aim: How did the Cuban revolution promise to
    improve life for Cubans?
    Do Now: What is the difference between A
    communist and a capitalist country?
    HW- Find out the name and create a short one
    paragraph biography of a Cuban baseball player
    playing in the major leagues who escaped from
    Cuba?




Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
A. Location

1. Cuba is a small island nation approximately 150 miles
south of Florida




Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
B. Cuba under Batista

1. Batista was a corrupt dictator who ruled Cuba with an
iron fist
2. Cuban people lived in
poverty with little hope of
improvement




Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
                                       Fulgencio
                                          Batista




Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
C. Cuban Revolution
1. Led by Castro, fought against Batista and won

2. Castro installs a Communist gov’t. and banned all
other political parties




Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
                                    Fidel Castro as a
                                              Young
                                       Revolutionary




 Communism: an economic
 system that states all
 property is controlled and
 owned by the government.
 The opposite of capitalism

Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
                  Cuban “Young Pioneers”




               What were some of Castro’s reforms??
                       Nationalized property
                     Collectivization of Farms
                 Increased education/medical care
                           No elections
                     Alienated the middle class
                    Disregard for human rights
Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
               The Bay of Pigs Fiasco: 1961




Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
               The Bay of Pigs Fiasco: 1961
                                     US Plan to use
                                     Cubans to
                                     overthrow
                                     Castro.
                                     Cubans were
                                     trained by the
                                     CIA, which the
                                     US denied.
                                     The mission
                                     was a failure.




Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
                  The Cuban “Boat People”




                             The Cuban Adjustment
                                  Act - 1966
Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
                 The Refugee “Problem” Today




Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
3. The U.S. tried to stop Castro by cutting off all
trade to Cuba…leading to poverty to Cuba




Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
                  The Cuban “Boat People”




                             The Cuban Adjustment
                                  Act - 1966
Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?
Aim: How did Fidel Castro change Cuban society?

				
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