Forrest Gump Timeline

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  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    Cold was tensions between the united states and the USSR eventually exploded in Korea when Soviet - backed North Korea invaded south Korea in 1950. Determined not to let communism spread in East Asia, Truman quadrupled military spending ands ordered general macarthur succeeded and then pushed the north koreans almost up the chines border.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The cold war, often dated from 1947 to 1991, waas a sustained state of political and military tension between powers in the western bloc. Dominated by the united states with Nato among its allies, and powers in the Eastern bloc, dominated by the soviet union along with the warsaw pac.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King  Jr.
    Activist and leader in the African- American civil rights movement.In 19 June 1953 the first bus boycott.
  • Brown vs board of Education

    Brown vs board of Education
    1954 •The Supreme Court decides Brown v. Board of Education on May 17, arguing that "separate but equal" schools are inherently unequal. The decision declares legal school segregation unconstitutional.
  • McCarthyism

    Is the practice of making accsations of disloyalty, subverson, or treason without proper regard for evidence. Also the practice of making unfair allegations or unfair investigative techniques.The most famous examples include the speeches, investigatigations, and hearings of senator Mc Carthy himself.
    It began as a investigation of rumors about communist working in government positions.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movemen. Fought against Jim crow and segregated seating NCAAP. She was arested for not giving up her seat to a white person.
  • Emmett Till's murder

    Emmett Till's murder
    In August 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till visited relatives in ... Roy Bryant and his half-brother, J. W. Milam, were arrested for the murder
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    Movement for racial equality in the U.S. that, through nonviolent protest, broke the pattern of racial segregation in the South and achieved equal rights legislation for blacks
  • Malcom X

    Malcom X
    Malcom X was a muslim minister and leader of the NOL of Islam violent action.was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. Detractors accused him of preaching racism, black supremacy, and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    seperate and allowed segregation. IT was the enforcement of segregation through these laws set up against colored people. these laws seperated white and blakcs as much as possible.The voting rights act effectively ended the legal practice of jim crow, as well as civil rights act.
  • Sit- INS

    Sit- INS
    Non- Violent protest to to support housing education and jobs.Sit Ins have historically been a highly successfull form of protest because they cause Disruption that draws attention to protest and by proxy.
  • Unit time Workers(UFW)

    A Mexican American, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support.
  • Afirrmative Action

    Afirrmative Action
    Was a quota system for minorities jobs and college entrance. Used to promote actions that acieved non discrimination.It's goal is to promote the opportunities of defined groups within a society.
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    Led by core, fight for integregation for the bus station, they rode intestate buses into segregated southern united states.freedom riders rhode interstate buses in the south in mixed racial groups to challenge local lwas and customs .
  • March On Washintong

    March On Washintong
    1963 was noted for racial unrest and civil rights demonstrations. Nationwide outrage was sparked by media coverage of police actions in Birmingham, Alabama, where attack dogs and fire hoses were turned against protestors, The demansds for the march were civil rights legislations, the elimination of racial segregation in public schools ect.
  • Asssassination of John F. Kennedy

    Asssassination of John F. Kennedy
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy the 35th persident of the United States was assassinated at 12:30 p:m friday november 22 1963 in Dealey plaza Dallas Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot while traveling with his wife.
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    The goal of the great society was to end poverty and racial injustice in America.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    1964 [edit]On May 12, twelve young men in New York publicly burned their draft cards to protest the war.[1][2]
    August – Prompted by the Gulf of Tonkin incident, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
    In December 1964, Joan Baez leads six hundred people in an antiwar demonstration in San Francisco
  • HIV \ AIDS

    HIV \ AIDS
    The history of HIV/AIDS in the United States began in about 1969, when HIV likely entered the United States through a single infected immigrant
  • WooDSTOCK 1969

    WooDSTOCK 1969
    Woodstock was initiated through the efforts of Michael Lang, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, and Artie Kornfeld. It was a music Festival.
  • Gray Panthers

    Gray Panthers
    Fought for senior citizens rights health care and social security in the united states.
    Gray Panthers fight for re, jobs, education, environment, responsive government, fair taxes, peace and civil right and founded by maggie Kuhn.
  • Richard Nixon\ watergate Scandal

    Richard Nixon\ watergate Scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.President Nixon had a tape-recording system in his offices and he had recorded many conversations.
  • Wounded Knee 1973

    Wounded Knee 1973
    he protest followed the failure of an effort of the Ogala Civil Rights Organization (OSCRO) to impeach tribal president Richard Wilson, whom they accused of corruption and abuse of opponents. Additionally, protestors attacked the United States government's failure to fulfill treaties with Indian peoples and demanded the reopening of treaty negotion.
  • Roe Vs Wade

    Roe Vs Wade
    Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. IT was for abortion rights.Ruled nconstitutional a state law that banned abortions except to save the life of the mother.
  • Regent of the University of California v. Bakke

    Regent of the University of California v. Bakke
    ruled unconstitutional the admission process of the Medical School at the University of California at Davis, which set aside 16 of the 100 seats for "Blacks,"Chicanos,"Asians," and American Indians" and established a separate admissions process for those 16 spaces
  • John Lennon's Murder

    John Lennon's Murder
    John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles, for his subsequent solo career. He was shot by Mark David Champman at the entrance of the building where he lived.