Very entertaining film that hits a ton of historical events through the eyes of the White House Butler from 1952-1986.
The Butler is a film based on the life of Eugene Allen, who worked as a waiter and butler in the White House for 34 years. He started working in the White House in 1952 and retired in 1986 (as the head butler). In the film Forest Whitaker plays the role of Cecil Gaines, whose character is based on the real life Eugene Allen.
I use this film in my US History/World History and International Relations classes.
Included answer key and essay component. Enjoy!