Bay of Pigs

The invasion of Cuba

WHO:  Fidel Castro-prime minister of Cuba at the time and allied with the Soviet Union.

United States

Cuba

WHAT: The U.S. Sent trained Cuban exiles to Cuba to try and overthrow Fidel Castro's government. They failed terribly. It weakened our government and strengthened Castro's.

WHEN: April 17, 1961

WHERE: Cuba

WHY: The U.S. Did it because they were trying to prevent communism from taking hold of us.

SUMMARY: The United States invaded Cuba and their prime minister Fidel Castro who was allied with the Soviet Union. But we failed and it strengthened their government. On April 17,1961. We were trying to prevent communism in the U.S.

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