How Did Elvis Presley's Impact On Society

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Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Mississippi, but later moved with his parents to Tennessee. He was influenced by the pop and country music of the time, but was also influenced by the gospel music at his church. He got his first guitar when he was eleven, and used it to win a talent show, which was his first musical success. After he graduated high school, he worked a number of jobs while trying to pursue his musical dreams. His career began with a Suns Record label in 1954 when he was 19 years old. He began touring and recording, and released his first single in 1954. Fans were drawn to him because of his unique music, and good looks. He appeared in 33 movies, and has sold over one billion records worldwide, the most ever…show more content…
This was the first major threat to Soviet control since the USSR drove out the Nazis at the end of World War II. Although the uprising was a failure, it foreshadowed the downfall of the Soviet Union and it was very influential. It all began with a student protest on October 23, 1956, when 50,000 people gathered at the statue of General Bem. The people of Hungary ripped the Communist coat of arms from their flag and rebelled against this form of government. They wanted independence. These rebels wanted to declare their demands on air to the nation over the radio, but the AVH (Hungarian Secret Police) guarded it. The people stormed the building, but the AVH began to gun them down. These were the first casualties of the uprising. It became a riot and Hungarian soldiers sided with the people and fought against the AVH. Police cars were set on fire, weapons were seized, and Communist symbols were torn down and destroyed. Erno Gero, the Communist leader, called for an intervention to help plan how they would suppress the uprising against them. Early in the morning the next day, Soviet tanks rolled into Hungary to help limit the power of the people. The government tried to please the people by changing leaders. Before they could take action, a tank fired upon unarmed protesters in Parliament Square on October 25th. Erno Gero resigned and Janos Kadar replaced him. The AVH continued to fight against the revolutionaries through the 28th of October, when the Soviets retreated from the city. In the end, the fate of Hungary was decided in Moscow. Their final decision was to invade so they wouldn’t lose ground in the power struggle of ideologies. The Soviet troops crushed the revolution. The fighting ended on November 10, 1956. Around 2,500 Hungarians lost their lives, with another 13,000 injured. Over 700 soldiers died, some were

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