Forrest Gump

  • Brown vs. Board Of Ed.

    Brown vs. Board Of Ed.
    This case focused on Linda Brown, an African American student from Topeka, Kansas. Segregation in in Topeka's schools prevented her from attending an all-white elementary school a short walk from her home. (Chapter 29.3, Pg. 879)
  • Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog"

    Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog"
    Elvis was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mssissippi. He was known as the king of Rock 'n' Roll. He was both a singer and a actor & in 1956, he signed a contract with paramount Pctures and had his first Number one ht single "Heartbreak hotel". He had a drug addiction and as a result died of a heart failure on April 16th 1977.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    This march was done to build public support for the civil rights movement. African American leaders organized this huge march. More than 200,000 people gathered together at the Lincoln Memorial. (Chapter 31.1, Pg. 926)
  • Desegregation of University of Alabama

    Desegregation of University of Alabama
    Governor of Alabama, George C. Wallace went to the schools. He was elected governor in 1962 under an ultra-segregational platform. In his 1963 inaugural address, he promised his white followers: "Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!" (Chapter 31.1, Pg. 924-925)
  • President JFK Is Assassinated

    President JFK Is Assassinated
    Three weeks after Diem's murder, President JFK was assassinated in Dallas, TX. He was fatally shot while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, & his wife Nellie, in a presidential motorcade. Lee Harvey Oswald was held accountable for the assassination of Kennedy. (Chapter 33, Pg. 983)
  • The Founding of Nike

    The Founding of Nike
    It was founded as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman & Phil Knight. Nike is an American Corporation that creates all types of different products. They sell sneakers, other shoes, shirts, socks, etc.
  • Forrest Enters Vietnam War

    Forrest Enters Vietnam War
    Vietnam lost its indepence in 1428 to China, & they lost it again to the French in the mid-1800s. By 1946, the Vietnamese & the French soon found themselves battling eachother once again. The Vietminh defeated the French & on May 7th, 1954, forced their surrender. (Chapter 33)
  • Black Panther Party

    Black Panther Party
    This party was created by Huey Newton & Bobby Seale, & was founded in Oakland, California. The platform called for the creation of "black self-defense groups that are dedicated to defending our black community from racist police oppression." The party ended in 1982. (Chapter 31.3, Pg. 936)
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Ocurred on July 20th, 1969, as Neil Armstrong & Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin landed their Apollo 11 lunar module on the Moon. They were the first to ever visit the Moon. It was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Merrit Island, Florida. (Chapter 34.4, Pg. 1036-1037)
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina led the Senate investigation into the scandal known as Watergate. James McCord, a former CIA agent, had taken part in the scandal. His admissions broke the case wide open. (Chapter 34.2, Pg. 1020-1021)
  • Nixon Resigns Prsidency

    Nixon Resigns Prsidency
    With the release of the Nixon tapes, Americans discovered the truth about the Watergate Scandel. Nixon had directed the Watergate cover-up & had authorized illegal activites. The House Judiciary Committee recommended that impeachment charges be brought against him, but he chose to resign when he heard this. (Chapter 32.2, Pg. 1022)
  • Ronald Reagan Attempted Assassination

    Ronald Reagan Attempted Assassination
    69 days into his presidency, Ronald Reagan survived an attempted assassination while speaking in Washington, D.C. John Hinckley, Jr. shot the president along with three others. This caused internal bleeding and a punctured lung. Although the president was able to recover quite rapidly, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and was sent for psychiatric help.