Forrest Gump Timeline

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  • McCarthyism

    Senator Joseph McCarthy made a speech claiming some of the people in the government to be communist.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    1954–75: Was not declared an actual war, "police action". This was a very trying time. Most people restented the 'war'. There wasn't much the U.S. could do. They had to wait to be fired at in order to shot.
  • Emmett Till's murder

    Emmett Till's murder
    His death was an intation boom tht started the Civil rights movement
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    1955- 1968: Social movements within the United States in order to obtain equal rights for colored people.
  • Hippie Culture

    Hippie Culture
    They didn't like to go with what the belief was of the culture. They played music that they believed would stimulte the mind so they could connect futherr with their consuiconence.
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    The Kennedys were in an open limousine riding slowly in a motorcade through downtown Dallas, when the President was struck with 2 bullets.
  • Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

    Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
    Brother of JFK. He was the a speaker on behave of workers, rights
  • Disco Music/ Culture

    Disco Music/ Culture
    Lasted Mid to late 70's Audiences was club-goers .
  • John Lennon' Murder

    John Lennon' Murder
    Was a founder of the beatles.
  • Attemp of assassination of Reagon

    Attemp of assassination of Reagon
    John Hinckley fired 6 shots. Reagon at first didn't know he had been shot but once it was realised he was rushed to George Washington University Hospital for emergency surgury.
  • Aids Epidemic

    Aids Epidemic
    " the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report describing a rare lung infection known as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in five homosexual men in Los Angeles."
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The wall that had been cunstruted to divide Berlin was dystroyed.