Forrest Gump Historical Timeline

  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    He was of amexican singer dubbed the king of rock and roll controuercial due to his sexually prouocative performance style.
    from wikipedia
  • Segregated buses

    Segregated buses
    It was a foundational event in the civil rights movement in the US. The campaign lasted from December 1955. Rosa Parks was arrested for her refusal to surrender her seat to a white person. When the federal ruling Browder v. Gayle took effect and led to the US supreme court decision that declared the Alabama and Montgomery laws that segregated buses were unconstitutional. wikipedia
  • George Wallace

    George Wallace
    He was an Anerican pollitician who became the govenor of Alabama. He is best remembered for his segrigation and populist views.
  • President John F. Kennedy

    President John F. Kennedy
    sparked the idealism of''a new generation of americans''with his charm and optimism, cubampioned the u.s. space program,and showed cool dynamic leadership during the cnban missile crisis, before becoming the victim of an assassination,
  • Bob Hope

    Bob Hope
    Bob Hope and company embark on their 1964 Christmas tour, travelling from Korea to Thailand; featuring Jill St John, Anita Bryant, and more.
  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers
    The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) was founded in October 1966 in Oakland, California by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, who met at Merritt College in Oakland. It was a revolutionary organization with an ideology of Black nationalism, socialism, and armed self-defense, particularly against police brutality.Mar 22, 2021
  • Robert Kennedy

    Robert Kennedy
    Senator. Robert. Kennedy. (D-New York) proposes a three-point plan to help end the war.
  • Napalm

    Napalm was first used in flamethrowers for U.S. ground troops; they burned down sections of forest and bushes in hopes of eliminating any enemy guerrilla fighters. Later on in the war B-52 Bombers began dropping napalm bombs and other incendiary explosives.
  • Anti-war protests

    Anti-war protests
    Antiwar marches and other protests, such as the ones organized by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), attracted a widening base of support over the next several years, peaking in early 1968 after the successful Tet Offensive by North Vietnamese troops proved that war's end was nowhere in sight.Nov 1, 2022
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson

    President Lyndon B. Johnson
    Johnson is strongly criticized for his foreign policy, namely escalating American involvement in the Vietnam War.[9][10]
  • The Space Race

    The Space Race
    The Space Race played a significant part in the Cold War as the Americans and Soviets competed to prove their technological and intellectual superiority by becoming the first nation to put a human into space. From beginning to end, the world's attention was captivated by this contest for dominance
  • Ping-Pong Diplomacy

    Ping-Pong Diplomacy
    Ping-pong diplomacy refers to the exchange of table tennis (ping-pong) players between the United States (US) and People's Republic of China (PRC) in the early 1970s, that began during the 1971 World Table Tennis Championships in Nagoya, Japan. The exchange and its promotion helped to humanize the people in each country after a period of isolation and distrust. It is considered a turning point in relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China.
  • SDS

    To promote the active participation of young people in the formation of a movement to build a society free from poverty, ignorance, war, exploitation, racism, and sexism.
  • Charlie''

    They were the Viet Cong, VC, or just Charlie, from Victor Charlie. Between 1954 and 1975, United States service members found themselves fighting Charlie, an enemy who was both everywhere and nowhere.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Kennedy's expansion stemmed in part from Cold war-era fears about the ''domino theory'';if communism took hold in Vietnam, it would topple democracies throughout the whole of Southeast Asia, it was thought.