History in My Lifetime: A New Century Begins

2000 to Present

Bush's Presidency

Election of 2000

2000 - 2004

The Election Between Al Gore and George W. Bush was a close election. Gore had won the Popular vote, but Bush was in the lead with Electoral votes. It came down to Florida, because all of there ballets were skewed in the whole voting process. Florida finally revoted and it turns out Bush had won.


2001 - 2002

An act of Terrorism was commited on 9/11/01 when the religious terrorist group known as the Al Qaeda hijacked 4 american planes and crashed them into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
The Fourth plane was courageously re-taken over by the passengers and Flown into a field in Pennsylvania.

Bush's Tax Cut

2001 - 2011

Bush set out a tax cut of about 1.35 Trillion Dollars. It was supposed to last 10 years. His plan was to lower taxes and in return people would spend more; Hoping it would create more jobs. Overall Rich people got most of the Cut because in theory they have more money to spend.

No Child Left Behind

2001 - 2002

Tests given to children grades 3-8 to see if our schools were up to par. If your school met requirements you were given a bonus. If not your school was given less money.

Bush's Re-election

2004 - 2009

President Bush ran for re-election against John Karry. Overall, Bush won again because we had just gone to war in Iraq.

Obama's Presidency

Obama's Election

2009 - 2012

Barrack Obama and John McCain ran for presidency. It was a close election and Obama ended up winning in the end. This was a precedent because he was our nation's first African American president

Regulated Banks

2009 - 2010

Obama prevented banks from giving out unreasonable loans. This at least reduced number of banks that had gone bankrupt.

Economic Stimulus Package

2009 - 2010

The Economic Stimulus Package spent $789 Billion, hoping to create jobs and boost the economy. It just added more onto our nation's growing deficit.

Obama Care

2010 - 2011

The Health Care Reform known as "Obama Care" required all citizens to have Health Insurance

Troops out of Iraq

2011 - 2012

Obama started taking our troops out of Iraq.

Obama's Re-election

2012 - 2013

President Obama Ran for presidency once again against Mitt Romney. This was a very very close race and Obama took won the election because Romney was "to far too the Right" or too conservative.


Swimming State Champions

2011 - 2012

Mcfarland Boys Swimming won the State Championship for the sixth time in a row.


Thomas Forman

1998 - 2013

I was born May,2,1998