the first palestinian intifada was a palestinian uprising against the israeli occupation of the west bank and gaza. in the intifada's first year, israeli security forces killed 311 palestinians, of which 53 were under the age of 17.
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.