American Political History

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  • Vietnam War !

    Vietnam War !
    Fun fact: The Vietnam War was the longest in U.S. history, until the war in Afghanistan began (2002-2014).https://youtu.be/H3RIG2JOlNU
  • Elvis Presley and his famous dance the pelvic thrust.

    Elvis Presley and his famous dance the pelvic thrust.
    Elvis had the debut of his famous dance the pelvic thrust in 1956! Along with many other dances such as the Rubber Leg, the Hip Slide and the Lip Curl. Who knew that one of his most well known dances was inspired by Forrest Gump.
  • The Desegregation of the University Of Alabama.

    The Desegregation of the University Of Alabama.
    3 black students wanted to attend the university causing the president to end segregation of schools allowing them to do so. But the governor at the time George Wallace promised his white followers: “Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow!...” So when the desegregated Alabama he literally stood in front of the door in attempts to stop the students from entering. But Forrest didn't see anything wrong with having black students coming to his school as he was seen on TV helping a black student.
  • All American Football team meets JFK!

    All American Football team meets JFK!
    In the movie Forrest and the All American Football team met JFK. Now this honor is bestowed upon amateur sport teams that are the best in their particular field.
  • The Assassination of JFK

    The  Assassination  of JFK
    The president was killed in Dallas Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. This assassination stunned the nation Especially because it was the 4th assassination on US president. It also happened days after Forrest and his team met him.
  • Nike !

    Nike !
    Nike was founded in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports and initially operated as a distributor for the Japanese shoemaker Onitsuka Tiger (now known as Asics). It officially became Nike Inc. in 1971.https://www.fastcompany.com/3037687/just-watch-it-the-history-of-nike-in-3-minutes
  • Black panther party

    Black panther party
    The Black Panther Party was a group that believed in equal rights for all Americans despite their race or ethnicity. The group also helped out schools and protected some black neighborhoods from police brutality. This group started in 1966 and ended in 1982, and surprisingly you didn't have to be black to be apart of the group.https://youtu.be/mLzIsJqxC5I
  • George Wallace Assassination Attempt

    George Wallace Assassination Attempt
    Alabama's governor was George W. who was the front runner in the Maryland democratic primary. He was shot 4 times ! At the campaign rally in Laurel. https://youtu.be/NeSjPGPrVpo
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    This was a major political scandal, it followed a break in at the democratic national committee. President Richard Nixon's
  • Shrimp industry going down

    Shrimp industry going down
    Hurricane Carmen destroyed the shrimp industry for Bayole La Batre. Every boat was destroyed but Forrest Gumps so since he was the only boat and they still needed shrimp his business flourished.
  • President Ford Assassination Attempt

    President Ford Assassination Attempt
    The assassination was was attempted by Lynette Formne. She wanted to make a statement to people who refused to put a halt on environmental pollution. But her gun failed to shoot.
  • Ronald Reagan failed Assassination

    Ronald Reagan failed Assassination
    While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton hotel in D.C Reagan and 3 other were shot, but the wounds wasn't life threatening.
  • Technology advances

    Technology advances
    The World Wide Web or internet. The thing we're on everyday! Is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the internet. It's basically a system that gives you acces to the internet.
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    American Political History

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