Eisenhower and Cuba Research Paper by supercalifragilistic

This paper discusses the relationship between the Eisenhower administration and Cuba.
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In this article, the writer researches the political developments in Cuba during the Eisenhower administration. The writer looks at how the Eisenhower administration viewed and reacted to political developments in Cuba during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower. The writer notes that the relationship between the United States and Cuba changed under the leadership of Dwight Eisenhower for many reasons, which include the fact that during the Eisenhower administration the United States had begun with a plot to overthrow Fidel Castro's leadership in Cuba. Further, the writer points out that there are certainly other factors that were key to many of the policies and decisions made by the administration during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower and that all of those cannot be within the scope of the present work. However, the writer notes that it is clear that economic drivers were largely calculated into U.S. policy during the time of Eisenhower's presidency. These were characterized by nuclear arms creation and buildup and communist threats arising throughout the globe. Furthermore, the writer concludes that the proximity of Cuba and the association with communist forces played a great role in the decision-making process in Washington.

American Interests in Cuba Defined
The Background of Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Background of Fidel Castro
Economic Reasons Castro Gained Support in the Revolt
American Policy Toward Cuba - Assistance to Batista
Fidel Castro's Revolt Ousts Batista
Bilateral Attack Launched on Castro by the U.S.
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Analysis and Discussion
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Sewell, Bevan (2006) A Global Policy in a Regional Setting: The Eisenhower Administration and Latin America, 1953-54. 49th Parallel Conference Special Edition, Summer, 2006.
  • Weinmann, Lissa (2004) Washington's Irrational Cuba Policy. World Policy Journal Vol. XXI, No.1 Spring 2004.
  • Escobar, Rafael (2004) The Cuban Revolution: A Shift in American Support - Central Connecticut State University - New Britain Connecticut. April 2004.
  • Waging Unconventional Warfare: Guatemala, the Congo, and the Cubans (nd) Instruments of Statecraft: U.S. Guerilla Warfare, Counterinsurgency and Counterrorism, 1940-1990. Online available at: http://www.statecraft.org/chapter5.html
  • President Eisenhower (1952-1960) Online available at: http://www.prep.fairfield.edu/atschool/FacultyWebSites/rmauritz/President%20Eisenhower.ppt.

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