U.S. History Timeline 2001-
|2001||Simultaneous coordinated terrorist attacks take place on New York City and Washington D.C. on September 11 which kill 2,998 Americans and 327 nationals from 53 other countries.||2001-2010||violence & terrorism||United States||New York|
The "No Child Left Behind" Act is signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 8.
|2001-2010||education||United States||District of Columbia|
|2002||The Department of Homeland Security is created on November 25.||2001-2010||national security||United States||District of Columbia|
|2004||On February 4, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook.com which eventually becomes the world's largest social media website.||2001-2010||science & technology||United States||Massachusetts|
|2005||2001-2010||the environment||United States||Louisiana|
|2007||2001-2010||education||United States||District of Columbia|
U.S. financial markets crash on October 6, the beginning of the "Great Recession of 2008-2012."
|2001-2010||the economy||United States||New York|
Barack Obama of Illinois is elected the forty-fourth President of the U.S. on November 4.
|2010||2001-2010||social reform||United States||District of Columbia|
The twenty-third U.S. census reveals that the nation's population on April 1 is 308,745,538.
|2001-2010||population||United States||District of Columbia|