Forest Gump-Living History Project

  • Joesph McCarthy- McCarthyism

    Joesph McCarthy- McCarthyism
    Is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    It was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • Brown v. Board of education

    Brown v. Board of education
    The Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
  • Civil Rights Movements

    Civil Rights Movements
    The African-American Civil Rights Movement were social movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against black Americans and restoring voting rights to them.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States.
  • The "Little Rock Nine"

    The "Little Rock Nine"
    The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957.
  • George Wallace

    George Wallace
    George Corley Wallace was an American politician and the 45th governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    King, representing the SCLC, was among the leaders of the so-called "Big Six" civil rights organizations who were instrumental in the organization of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    Kennedy was fatally shot while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie, in a presidential motorcade.
  • Hippie Culture

    Hippie Culture
    Including harmony with nature, communal living, artistic experimentation particularly in music, and the widespread use of recreational drugs — spread around the world.
  • Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

    Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
    The assassination of Robert Kennedy, took place in Los Angeles, California, during the campaign season for the United States Presidential election.
  • Disco music and culture

    Disco music and culture
    Disco is a genre of music which was popular from the mid to late 1970s. Its initial audiences were club-goers from the African American, gay, Latino, Italian American, and psychedelic communities in New York City and Philadelphia.
  • Richard Nixon and Watergate Scandal

    Richard Nixon and Watergate Scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    The Space Race was a mid-to-late 20th century competition between the Soviet Unionand the United States for supremacy in space exploration
  • Jimmy Carter/ Iran Hostage Crisis

    Jimmy Carter/ Iran Hostage Crisis
    Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days, after a group of Islamist students and militants supporting the Iranian Revolution took over the American Embassy in Tehran. President Carter called the hostages "victims of terrorism and anarchy," adding that "the United States will not yield to blackmail."
  • Death of John Lennon

    Death of John Lennon
    John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles, and for his political activism and pacifism. He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived,
  • Reaganomics

    Refers to the economic policies promoted by U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. These policies are commonly associated with supply-side economics, referred to as trickle-down economics by political opponents.
  • Assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan

    Assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan
    Just 69 days into the presidency of Ronald Reagan was just leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr.

    Is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus
  • Emmett Till Murder

    Emmett Till Murder
    Emmett Till was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    Hungary effectively disabled its physical border defenses with Austria and, more than 13,000 East German tourists escaped through Hungary to Austria.