President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Oval Office Address
Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962… read more
Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962 President Kennedy addressed the nation on the build-up of Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, saying he had ordered a quarantine of the island and would continue military surveillance missions. He also said that the U.S. would consider any attack on the Western Hemisphere an attack on the U.S., “requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.” He also called on international diplomatic organizations to back the U.S. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- John F. Kennedy U.S. President [D] United States
Bay of Pigs Invasion
President Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later became known as the Bay…
40th Anniversary Cuban Missile Crisis
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, archival materials, including audiotapes from White House…
Cuban Missile Crisis
President Kennedy announced a naval blockade of Cuban waters because of a buildup of Russian missiles there.
Cuban Missile Crisis Newsreel
Historic newsreel footage about the Cuban Missile Crisis was shown.