Document Type

Paper

Course Afffiliation

History H217: The Nature of History (Fall 2015)

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Christine Erickson

Panel

CIA and the Cold War

Chair/Discussant

Dr. Deborah Bauer (History)

Brief Biography

I am Seth Carpenter-Nichols. I became a History major two years ago after I switched from being a Theatre major for two years. In each history class, I look forward to expanding my expertise and sharing my knowledge on a given subject. Since I was in elementary school, I had a deep passion about history. When I was 9 years old, I could remember and name all the presidents. As I grew older, my knowledge grew on world leaders, dictators, political parties, presidential facts, and what each president had to go through during their time in office. My specialty is World War II and the Cold War that followed.


I decided to write about the Cuban Missile Crisis because it was one of the most exciting, stressful, and even the most dangerous episodes of the Cold War. Our country was on the brink of nuclear war, but President Kennedy prevented that from happening. He stood up to the Soviet Union and his war-mongering military staff to keep our country and the world safe. The aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis also changed the tide of the Cold War due to President Kennedy compromising and communicating peacefully with Nikita Khrushchev. In his excellent leadership, Kennedy changed the policy of aggression to peacekeeping.

Start Date

6-2-2016 8:50 AM

End Date

6-2-2016 10:10 AM

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The Cuban Missile Crisis: Kennedy's Quest for Peace

I am Seth Carpenter-Nichols. I became a History major two years ago after I switched from being a Theatre major for two years. In each history class, I look forward to expanding my expertise and sharing my knowledge on a given subject. Since I was in elementary school, I had a deep passion about history. When I was 9 years old, I could remember and name all the presidents. As I grew older, my knowledge grew on world leaders, dictators, political parties, presidential facts, and what each president had to go through during their time in office. My specialty is World War II and the Cold War that followed.


I decided to write about the Cuban Missile Crisis because it was one of the most exciting, stressful, and even the most dangerous episodes of the Cold War. Our country was on the brink of nuclear war, but President Kennedy prevented that from happening. He stood up to the Soviet Union and his war-mongering military staff to keep our country and the world safe. The aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis also changed the tide of the Cold War due to President Kennedy compromising and communicating peacefully with Nikita Khrushchev. In his excellent leadership, Kennedy changed the policy of aggression to peacekeeping.