FDR’s Quarantine Speech Response Letter World War II (U.S. History)
To examine the U.S. foreign policy prior to World War II, students will write a response letter to FDR’s famous Quarantine Speech. Students will first listen to FDR’s speech (link included) while high lighting important excerpts and then completing review questions. They will then be asked to write a response letter to FDR explaining their reasons why they either agree with him or not. Detailed lesson plans are included. Common Core Aligned!
Armageddon postponed: If the NSC ExComm had decided on an air attack on Cuba instead of a quarantine during the missile crisis of 1962, this is the speech that JFK would have made. At the time, there were over 30,000 Soviet personnel in Cuba. www.lberger.ca