This Month's Featured Story
This month marks the anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. For thirteen days, the United States and the Soviet Union remained on the brink of nuclear war as President John F. Kennedy negotiated the removal of Soviet-made medium-range missiles, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, 90 miles off the American coastline in Cuba.
The US first obtained U-2 photographic evidence of the missiles on October 14, when a U-2 flight piloted by Major Richard Heyser took 928 pictures, capturing images of what turned out to be an SS-4 construction site at San Cristóbal, Pinar del Río Province, in western Cuba.
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Advanced Placement U.S. History is designed to provide students with the skills & understandings necessary to deal critically with the problems & materials in United States history.