Forrest Gump Real History

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    Historical events in Forrest Gump

  • Joseph McCArthy- McCarthyism

    Joseph McCArthy- McCarthyism
    McCarthy spent almost 5 years trying in vain to expose communists and other left-wing “loyalty risks” in the U.S. government. In the hyper-suspicious atmosphere of the Cold War, insinuations of disloyalty were enough to convince many Americans that their government was packed with traitors and spies. McCarthy’s accusations were so intimidating that few people dared to speak out against him. It was not until he attacked the Army in 1954 that his actions earned him the censure of the U.S Senate.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The beginning of the war between the north and the south over territory and country government.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Linda Brown, an 8-year-old girl in Kansas, lives within walking distance of a whites-only elementary school. Because of segregation, she has to travel by bus to a more distant school for African-American children. Her father sues the school board of Topeka, and the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear the case.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    As a spokesman for the Nation of Islam he taught black supremacy and advocated separation of black and white Americans
  • Korean war

    Korean war
    The "end" of the war. It was actually a cease fire, but the war never actually ended.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    The Supreme Court decides Brown v. Board of Education, arguing that "separate but equal" schools are inherently unequal. The decision declares legal school segregation unconstitutional.
  • Martin Luther King Jr

    Martin Luther King Jr
    Martin Luther King Jr became an activist in African American rights.
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    On August 28, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy from Chicago, is killed near Money, Mississippi, by the woman's husband and company for allegedly whistling at a the white woman.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States (with the aid of the South Vietnamese) attempting to prevent the spread of communism.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat.
  • The "Littlle Rock Nine"

    The "Littlle Rock Nine"
    The governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, obstructs the integration of Little Rock High School, using the National Guard to block the entry of nine students. President Eisenhower orders federal troops to integrate the school.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    The Space Race was a competition between the Soviet Union and the United States for supremacy in outer space exploration.
  • Hippie Culture begins

    Hippie Culture begins
    Believed in love sex and drugs. They did not approve of ay kind of war and normally protested them. Exact date not known
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible.
  • Nike Inc.

    Nike Inc.
    The company was founded as Blue Ribbon Sports and didnt become Nike until May 30, 1978.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm X is assassinated by members of the Nation of Islam
  • Martin Luther King Jr assassination

    Martin Luther King Jr assassination
    Standing on the balcony of his motel room, he was shot and later pronounced dead at the hospital.
  • Robert Kennedy

    Robert Kennedy
    He was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan because Kennedy had betrayed him with his support for Israel
  • Magnavox Odyssey

    Magnavox Odyssey
    First in home game system
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    A political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the 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. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of Richard Nixon.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Became the first president to resign from presidency.
  • First NIke shoe

    First NIke shoe
    First Nike shoe given to 4 track and field stars for the summer olympics.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Vietnam war "ends"
  • Apple Inc

    Apple Inc
    Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers.
  • Atari 2600

    Atari 2600
    Is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in.

    AIDS was first recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1981 and its caused by HIV was identified in the early part of the decade.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The fall of the berlin wall was not only a way to get from one country to another but also symbolic to many people as the fall of the Soviet Union.