The United Nations General Assembly passes resolution 54/134 designating November 25 as the annual International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.
USS Cole Bombing
October 12, 2000
USS was bombed in Yemeni waters. It killed 17 U.S Navy Sailors
George W. Bush
January 20, 2001
George W. Bush became the 43rd President of the United States
September 11, 2001
Terrorist attack, Planes crashed into the twin towers killing & hurting thousands of people
October 26, 2001
Patriot Act, increasing law enforcement agencies' ability to conduct searches in cases of suspected terrorism. Agencies were enforced.
No Child left behind Act
January 8, 2002
No child left behind education was signed into the law
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
June 13, 2002
United States Withdraws from Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
Beltway Sniper attack
October 2, 2002 - October 22, 2002
10 people killed and 3 people injured in a attack around Washington D.C.
Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
February 1, 2003
Space Shuttle disintegrated into the earth atmosphere, killed all 7 astronauts aboard
Invasion of Iraq
March 19, 2003
United states, United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded
Capture Of Saddam Hussein
December 13, 2003
Iraq President Saddam was Captured by United states
February 4, 2004
Facebook was launched
First state legalizing same-sex marriage
May 17, 2004
Massachusetts becomes the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in compliance with a ruling from the state's Supreme Court
George W. Bush
November 2, 2004
George W, Bush was reelected as President of United States
Second Inauguration of George W. Bush
January 20, 2005
George W. Bush was inaugurated to his second term
August 23, 2005 - August 30, 2005
Hurricane Destroyed Louisiana, Mississippi, And Alabama coastlines killing at least 1,836 people and caused 81 billion dollars of damage
Bilateral Investment Treaty
November 4, 2005
The U.S anr Uruguay governments sign they treaty
Great American Boycott
May 1, 2006
American Boycott was taking place across the United states as marchers protesters for immigration rights
November 7, 2006
The Democratic Party regained control of both houses of Congress and gained control of a majority of state governorships
December 13, 2006
U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D–South Dakota) suffers a brain hemorrhage during a conference call with reporters
Democrate Nancy Pelosi
January 3, 2007
Democrat Nancy Pelosi became the first woman to become Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Iraq War troop surge
January 10, 2007
George W. Bush ordered the substantial increase of the number of United States troops in Iraq.
December 2, 2007
a Recession began
2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak:
February 5, 2008 - February 6, 2008
An outbreak of tornadoes killed over sixty people and produced $1 billion in damage across Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama
Bankruptcy Of Lehman Brothers
September 14, 2008
investment bank Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy, the largest in U.S. history
U.S Presidential Election
November 4, 2008
Obama was inaugurated the forty-fourth President of the United States
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
February 17, 2009
President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787 billion economic stimulus package.
Tea Party Protest
April 15, 2009
he first of a series of protests, focusing on smaller government, fiscal responsibility, individual freedoms and conservative views of the Constitution, were conducted across the country.
Death of Michael Jackson
June 25, 2009
Pop icon Michael Jackson died
United states Navy
February 23, 2010
The United States Navy lifted its ban on women in submarines.
Patient and Affordable Care Act
March 23, 2010
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama
United States House of Representatives elections, 2010:
November 2, 2010
The Republican Party gained sixty-two seats, giving them an absolute majority of 242 in the House and reducing the Democratic presence to 193
Operation Odyssey Dawn
March 19, 2011
The United States began air and cruise missile attacks against Libya.
May 22, 2011
An EF-5 tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, killing 161, and causing $2.8 Billion in damage, including the destruction of a large portion of the main retail strip, a hospital, the high school, a middle school, and several elementary schools.
United States debt-ceiling crisis:
August 2, 2011
he Budget Control Act of 2011 was signed into law, increasing the legal limit on federal government debt in order to prevent default and establishing the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.
2012 Benghazi attack:
September 11, 2012
An attack that was coordinated against two United States government facilities in Benghazi, Libya by members of the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia.
United States presidential election, 2012
November 6, 2012
United States presidential election, 2012: Barack Obama is reelected as president.
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting:
December 14, 2012
Occurs in Newtown, Connecticut killing 20 Children and 6 Staff Members in Sandy Hook Elementary School, perpetrated by a 20 Year Old, Adam Lanza.
January 20, 2013
Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second term as president
Boston Marathon bombings:
April 15, 2013
Two pressure cooker bombs explode during the Boston Marathon
Global surveillance disclosures:
June 6, 2013
The revelations of the NSA's PRISM, Boundless Informant and XKeyscore domestic surveillance programs were first published by The Guardian and Washington Post newspapers
August 8, 2014
Michael Brown was shot and killed, in what was ruled by a grand jury to be self-defense, by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, igniting protests and riots in the following months
November 4, 2014
In national elections, Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate and maintaining a majority in the House of Representatives
December 17, 2014
President Obama announces a restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time since 1961
2015 Baltimore protests
April 27, 2015
Protests and rioting occur in Baltimore, Maryland after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
Charleston church shooting
June 17, 2015
A gunman killed 9, including a state senator in a church in Charleston, South Carolina.