Kennedy versus Khrushchev: Cold War Political Cartoon

The Cold War was a terrifying time because of the high stakes involved with new weapons and mutually assured destruction.

Tensions peaked in the early 1960s when JFK and Khrushchev took us to the brink of nuclear war, which would have killed billions and ended human civilization as we know it.

We have included a copy of this political cartoon along with questions and answers.

Check out our PowerPoints on this era:

Check out our simulation games on the Cold War:

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6 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Could i get this cartoon for my students ?

    • Absolutely! Simply click on the two hyperlinks: political cartoon or questions and answers. Thanks for reading our blog.

  2. Hey could I get info to site the picture at the top of the page, with kennedy and the russian arm wrestling?

  3. Who is the artist that made this political cartoon?

    • Hi Lindsay,

      Leslie Gilbert Illingworth drew the famous cartoon that appeared on October 29, 1962 in the British newspaper The Daily Mail.


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