the kennedy presidency occurred in a period of american history shortly after what was known as the "red scare." as a result, america was primed to see any communist expansion as an act of war. the bay of pigs was a failed attempt to overthrow the communist leader 90 miles off of miami and was a major failure for the kennedy administration in its fight against communist. conversely, the cuban missile crisis was a second attempt by the kennedy administration to take a strong stand against the expansion of communism.
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