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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

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Photo of San Cristobal Cuba in 1962. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

Which of the following measures was taken by President John F. Kennedy in response to the discovery of Soviet missile sites on the island of Cuba?

A

Concerned about additional Soviet aggression, he authorized the Berlin Wall to be built protecting West Berlin.

B

He issued a blockade and ultimatum ordering the Soviets to turn back their ships and dismantle the missile sites already under construction.

C

He authorized the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in order to dismantle both the missile sites and to topple Castro's government.

D

He authorized both a trade embargo and travel restriction between the United States and Cuba.

E

He ordered the Pentagon to conduct airstrikes in order to destroy the missile sites.